Nursing : Is It My Future? Essay
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR-361: Information Systems in Healthcare
Telenursing: Is It in My Future How about telenursing? Could a position as a telenurse be the career change I have been seeking? These questions have been playing over and over in my head from the moment Tomika suggested that I should apply for the position; it seems to offer many benefits. She says that I would be able to monitor my patients, assess and interact with them without ever having to leave the comforts of my own house. I must acknowledge that these benefits are appealing but I still some have some concerns. My passion for nursing stems from my desire to render personal care to others. Therefore, I am not certain whether telenursing would interfere with my ability to serve my patients effectively. I am not alone; most experts and researchers in the field agree that caring is “an intrinsic component of nursing — central to the majority of nursing interventions, an interpersonal process that allows nursing to take place, and the ethical and moral basis of nursing (Jones, Hendricks, & Cope 2012). In fact, nursing has been associated with six essential human characteristics: “caring, compassion, competence, confidence, and conscience, commitment (Jones, Hendricks, & Cope 2012). To find answers to these perplexing questions, I have decided to research the advantages and disadvantages of telenursing.