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The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar?Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology.
Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.
In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology.
Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.
Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.
Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Include one slide that visually represents the role of a nurse leader as knowledge worker.
Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ responses.Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology.
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uCourse Name & Number
uCONCEPT OF KNOWLEDGE WORKER
uPeter Drucker in 1959.
uHigh level professions.
uApply analytical and theoretical knowledge.
uHigh levels of creativity and productivity.
uThink for a living.
uSolve complex problems in the profession.
uSpecialty focused on integrating nursing, analytical and information sciences.
uIdentify, define, manage and communicate wisdom, knowledge, information and data.
uUse technology to more effectively collect, analyse and leverage data.
uBridge gap between technical and clinical perspectives.
uDetermine best practices and improve patient safety.
uROLE OF NURSE LEADER AS A KNOWLEDGE WORKER
uROLE OF NURSE LEADER AS A KNOWLEDGE WORKER CONT’D.
uHYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO: PRESSURE ULCERS
uPressure ulcer incidences – 10 per 1,000 bed days.
uLess nursing care attention.
uLow quality of nursing care.
uPatients stay for longer and spend more on care.
uReduced satisfaction levels among patients.
uNursing informatics leveraged to solve problems and evaluate solutions.
Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. HarperCollins Publishers.
Helming, M., Shields, D., & Avino, K. (2020). Dossey & Keegan’s Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (8th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.
McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2020). Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community. Elsevier, Inc.
Stanley, D. (2017). Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Values into Action (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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