Tag Archive for digital literacy

Nurses and eHealth

eHealth and Canadian nurses: Just getting acquainted

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Editor in Chief eHealth is a quickly growing medium for health care practice that can be used in diverse settings, to support holistic and person-centred health care. Broadly speaking, eHealth is any use of information and communication technology (ICT) to augment health care or promote health. This includes (but is not limited to) using… Read more →

The Year of Global Understanding

The Year of Global Understanding: How Informatics Fits

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) jointly declared that 2016 would be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) – which officially began on February 2nd. “The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) addresses the ways in which… Read more →

mHealth is important

mHealth is significant for Nursing Informatics!

There are literally thousands of apps currently available that relate to health, wellness, and potentially, healthcare. Many are designed to be used by individuals to boost, track, or provide guidance for better health. Nurses and other health professionals can play a key role in ensuring that people develop literacy in assessing the utility and reliability of these apps and know to seek guidance if they have questions about the integrity of health-related apps they are using on their own mobile devices. Read more →

Nursing Informatics by June Kaminski

Why Every Nurse needs Nursing informatics Courses

Nursing Informatics, a term coined to describe the integration of nursing science with information and computer science, has developed into a mandatory focus for all registered nurses on a global scale. For the past four decades, literature, research and a growing body of practice have addressed the theoretical and practical aspects of informatics in nursing. Now, in the twenty-first century,… Read more →

Pinterest

Pinning Treasures with Pinterest

I practically live on my computer. That is a common statement in this day and age, I know – but as a baby boomer, I think I am a bit of an anomaly. In the process of so much digital time, I come across many sites and online resources worth bookmarking. My browser bookmarks are extensive, but not really all… Read more →

Learning Skills

The Learning & Thinking Skills of 21st Century Learners

Check out this free infographic poster offered on the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning blog – perfect for educators and students alike. The visual’s designer writes: “I  invite you to have a look and probably print off and use it in your classroom with your students. The visual is free for anyone to use and download provided that you do… Read more →