Metasructure of nursing informatics (manes)

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Metasructure of nursing informatics (manes)

  1. 1.  Are overarching concepts used in theory and science It is composed of four concepts:  Data  Information  Knowledge  Wisdom
  2. 2.  Are discrete entities described objectively without interpretation Characters, numbers, or facts gathered for analysis and possibly later action. E.g.:  Data derived from direct care of an individual may be compiled and aggregated for decision – making of the nurse.  Patient’s vital signs
  3. 3.  Data that are interpreted, organized, or structured. E.g. :  A serial set of vital signs taken over time placed into a context and used for a long time for comparisons .
  4. 4.  Is the awareness and understanding of a set of information and ways that information can be made useful to support a specific task or arrive at a decision. E.g. :  Past experiences
  5. 5.  Appropriate use of knowledge to manage and solve human problems. Knowing when and how to apply knowledge. E.g. :  Based on past experiences, a same emergency happens again, wisdom would guide the decisions about the options you have that is more appropriate with the incidence.
  6. 6. “One does not need technology to be performing informatics; information technology per se is not the focus: it is the information it conveys that is central” - (McGonigle & Mastrian)
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