Please Help: I need a good topic for a research paper for a Science and Technology ..

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    I am in a class called Communications and the Lierature of Science and Technology. I need to do a research paper in my field of nursing that has to do with science and technology. Please help me with ideas. I have to start this research asap as it is due in 2 weeks and I also have t prepare a speech for it to give in 2 weeks as well. Thanks!!
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  3. by   Baby Catcher
    Maybe something about all the advances in diagnostics over the years. X-rays, CAT scans, ultrasounds, etc. Sounds like a hard topic to me. Hopefully something will inspire you. Good luck.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    how about "let's not forget the patient"?

    in this vastly technological age, we often depend on the equipment at hand and forget that it's a vulnerable human being we're addressing...you could research on how these technical interventions impact patient care. i've seen too many nurses depend on those darned oximeters, see a reading and either assume everything is fine or not...w/o assessing the patient themself. much luck to you.

    leslie
  5. by   purplemania
    what about the use of PDA's in the clinical area? How do people get around HIPPA rules? Security? What is the value of staff using PDA's? Risk of infection transmission? Do they really save time? How much does it cost to train staff to use them? Any good software? Would home health nurses find more use for them than hospital staff????
  6. by   KibbsRNstudent
    All great suggestions guys! Keep them coming! I like these and I may have one of them I will choose but more suggestions are welcomed!!
  7. by   Stephanie in FL
    What about the field of nursing informatics?

    Stephanie RN
  8. by   KibbsRNstudent
    Quote from Stephanie in FL
    What about the field of nursing informatics?

    Stephanie RN
    Interesting...what is is?
  9. by   Stephanie in FL
    KibbsRNstudent,

    Look at the following website for more info on nursing informatics. I'm not in this specialty; I've just heard the term.

    http://www.olypen.com/debk/nursinf.htm

    Stephanie RN
  10. by   zenman
    How about the usefullness of high technology when the electricity goes off!
  11. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from zenman
    How about the usefullness of high technology when the electricity goes off!
  12. by   gwenith
    What about the impact of the WWW on nursing activism and politics??? You have an incredible amount of resource here on this board.

    What will be the impact of nurses for the first time being able to communicate so freely with colleagues from around the world???
  13. by   KibbsRNstudent
    Quote from earle58
    The usefulness of high electricity when the power goes off. That sounds interesting. I see you all put lol faces on the posts. is it a joke? I thought there was a power generator when the power goes out. Sorry, it may be over my head.
  14. by   KibbsRNstudent
    WOW! you all are so creative! Please bring more ideas my way. I think I could use many of these ideas and write more than one paper and save some for later papers! Thanks!! Keep 'em coming!

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