Developing a smartphone app to support the nursing community

Colton, S. and Hunt, L. (2016) Developing a smartphone app to support the nursing community. Nursing Management, 22 (9). pp. 24-28. ISSN 13545760 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Healthcare professionals are turning increasingly to the digital sector to access information they need for their work. Mobile technology, such as smartphones and tablets, provides a unique opportunity to place high-quality information directly into users' hands. This article describes the ongoing development of a smartphone app, Preparing for Caring, designed to prepare the future workforce by enabling mentors and nursing students to access supportive material during practice-based learning episodes. The article explores the rationale for designing the app and discusses the challenges and benefits of developing this resource from the perspectives of student, mentor and healthcare manager. © 2016 RCNi Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bring your own device (BYOD), Management, Mentors, Nursing students, Practical placements, Professional competence, Smartphone, doctor patient relation, human, human experiment, learning, manager, nursing, nursing student, smartphone, tablet, teacher
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR) > Quality of Care
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:09
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 10:47
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/538

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