“Overutilization of technology puts patients at risk.”
I chose this to be my thesis statement as it is a topic that can be highly debated. This is particularly true as we are practicing in a time where we are seeing a major influx of technological advances. The Information Age, as we know it, is defined as this modern era in which information is a product that is quickly and widely distributed, and easily accessible largely due to computer technology (merriam-webster.com). Recent advances in technology are rapidly changing the face of health care and nursing practice; the health care field is perhaps the place where the way and speed at which technology is changing the world is most evident (Huston, 2013).
However, this begs the question: can we function without technology?
Internet dependence has been quoted as an issue facing both nurses and students nurses, with students stating that it is becoming increasingly more difficult to fulfill learning requirements without the use of technology (Phildon, 2017). If it begins in nursing school, is it fair to say that this dependence will continue into nursing practice?
I am including the following video as I enjoyed the points raised regarding over-dependence on technology in health care.
Huston, C. (2013). The Impact of Emerging Technology on Nursing Care: Warp Speed Ahead. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(2), 1-19. Retrieved from
Information Age. (2019). Merriam-Webster. Retrieved from
Phildon, J. (2017). Exploring the influence of informatics in Nursing: The Filipino Student Nurses Perspective. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(2), Retrieved from
The Geeky Informant. (2016, July 30). Technology: A Situation of Over-dependence [Video File]. Retrieved from