Socio-Technical Structures, the Scope of Informatics and Hodges’ Model

HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH IN NURSING INFORMATICS AND SOCIO-TECHNICAL STRUCTURES IGI, 2009

12 Pages Posted: 16 May 2011

Date Written: April 15, 2009

Abstract

This chapter explores the potential of a conceptual framework – Hodges’ model – as a socio-technical structure of relevance to nursing informatics theory and practice. The model can be applied universally by virtue of its structure and the content which it encompasses. In apprehending this submission readers will be able to draw, describe and explain the scope of Hodges’ model within contemporary health care contexts and the wider global issues presented by the 21st century that influence and shape nursing informatics. Critically, the reader will also gain insight into how socio-technical structures can facilitate cross fertilization of clinical and informatics theory and practice; drawing attention to information as a concept that provides a bridge between socio-technical disciplines. The paper will review the socio-technical literature and venture definitions of socio-technical structures related to Hodges’ model and advocate the need for sociopolitical-technical structures. Finally, the paper asks and responds to the tension within nursing in terms of objective (physical) and subjective (emotional) health and the subsequent tensions to be found within nursing informatics?

Keywords: computing, informatics, nursing, health, health care, socio-technical, sociotechnical, conceptual framework, Hodges model, holism, Mumford, project management

JEL Classification: I10, I20, I30, L86

Suggested Citation

Jones, Peter, Socio-Technical Structures, the Scope of Informatics and Hodges’ Model (April 15, 2009). HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH IN NURSING INFORMATICS AND SOCIO-TECHNICAL STRUCTURES IGI, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1842543

Peter Jones (Contact Author)

NHS & Hodges model ( email )

Lancashire
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://hodges-model.blogspot.com/

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