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November 2004


This article was peer-reviewed. It was published in Nursing Economic$, 22(6): 325-332, November/December 2004. (Journal homepage: Copyright is retained by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.


Despite evidence on nursing’s contribution to the quality of care, much of what nurses “do” remains essentially invisible.

It is vital to recognize the need for a paradigm shift in nursing that utilizes new informatics tools required for optimum use of evidence related to the delivery of quality nursing care.

Embedding nursing language within informatics structures is essential to make the work of nurses visible, and articulate evidence about the quality and value of nursing in the care of patients, groups, and populations.

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