National Nurses United

Registered Nurse January-February 2009

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Cover 4:CX 2/28/09 1:53 AM Page 20 Need CE Credits? The Healing Touch: The gender of nursing and the IT offensive Explore the relationship of gender to the opposition between hands-on patient care and patient monitoring mediated by information technology. Current administrative technologies, designed to control the work process and compile data, may portend an increase in the surveillance, deskilling, and displacement of RNs. At risk is the nurse's opportunity to learn about the patient and gain trust through touch, jeopardizing the nurse-patient relationship on which patient advocacy depends. Celebration of hands-on patient care is essential to maintaining the integrity of the nursing profession. Faculty: Linette Davis 6.0 contact hours Sign up today, free for direct-care and staff RNs! For more information and to register online, visit and click on the "nursing practice" link.

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