Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
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Critical Thinking Exercises

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1:  What is health literacy?

2:  Discuss the importance of patient education.

3:  What is informatics, and why is it important in health care and nursing?

4:  Describe the certification requirements for an informatics nurse and the role.

5:  Describe four examples of healthcare informatics and implications for nursing.

6:  Discuss issues related to confidentiality and informatics.

7:  Explain why all nurses should become competent in informatics instead of leaving it to the informatics nurse specialists.

8:  What does it mean when it says "nurses are knowledge workers?"

9:  State some differences between EHR and PHR?

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