Lessons from nursing theories: Toward the humanisation of technology [Book Review]

AI and Society 13 (1-2):164-175 (1999)
Abstract
The current viewpoint on technology seems to derive from the optimistic idea of the existence of pre-established harmony that any technological progress leads to people's health, and welfare. But history has shown us that this is not always the case, and that we must select the proper direction which leads to health and welfare. For that purpose, this article presents the viewpoint of technology as a kind of human care service, along with the lessons from nursing theories. Five leading nursing theories are introduced as well as their implications for technology. ‘The nursing model of technology’ is then presented
Keywords Environmental conditions  Fundamental human needs  Humanistic nature of technology  Nursing theory  People's health and welfare  Promotion of adaptation
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