1. •The principle metastructures of nursing informatics arebased on a nurses ability to utilize data, information andknowledge to make wise clinical decisions. According toMastrain and McGonigle (2009),•Nursing informatics is defined as a specialty that integratesnursing science, computer science, and information scienceto manage and communicatedata, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursingpractice. The fundamental concepts of nursing informaticsare highly embedded in a nurses practice. This is whynurses from all specialties are considered informatics nurses.
2. •The diagram shows the relationship and theinterconnectedness of the metastructures of nursinginformatics.•The mother board representS the base of thediagram, through this, the four metastructures are connectedto each other.•It means it follows a systemic process in order to attain anact.These four structures, can also be useful in the nursing andmedical field and can be applied in the nursing process.
3. •are values of qualitative or quantitative variables, belonging to a set of items•are typically the results of measurements and can be visualized using graphs or images.•abstract•Facts gathered from analysis•No interpretation•Based on observations•Distinct pieces of information
4. •is a sequence of symbols that can be interpreted as a message•be recorded as signs•Interpreted•Organized body of knowledge•Analyzed•Knowledge acquired
5. •acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition•familiarity or conversance•the fact or state of knowing; the perception of fact or truth; clear and certain mental apprehension.•awareness, as of a fact or circumstance•Learned through education•Undergone synthesis
6. •the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action;• sagacity, discernment, or insight.•scholarly knowledge or learning:•wise sayings or teachings; precepts.•a wise act or saying.•Sense of judgment•Wise attitude•Ability to apply knowledge