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Enabling Digital Professionalism: Analysis of the Australian and United Kingdom Nursing Education Standards


Mather, C, Enabling Digital Professionalism: Analysis of the Australian and United Kingdom Nursing Education Standards, Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age: Selected Papers, Posters and Panels from the 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, IOS Press BV, M Honey, C Ronquillo, T-T Lee and L Westbrooke (ed), Netherlands, pp. 118-123. ISBN 9781643682204 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/SHTI210682


Growth in use of digital technology for leisure and learning has created challenges for healthcare environments globally. Its rapid evolution in nursing continues to outpace the more sporadic updating of registered nurse standards, guidelines and codes of professional conduct. Revised standards in Australia and the United Kingdom establish the contemporary governance context for the educational preparation of registered nurses. A document analysis of these standards reveals an omit of guidance regarding the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour of undergraduate nurses about when and how to access and use of digital technology on campus, and during work integrated learning. Documents governing nursing do not currently foster the development of digital professionalism, an essential component of professional identity formation, which is necessary to acquire prior to graduation as a registered nurse.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:digital, framework, nurse, professionalism, standards, student, technology
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing workforce
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
ID Code:148306
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2021-12-18
Last Modified:2022-06-15
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