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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157252
Type:
Presentation
Title:
GIS and Nursing
Abstract:
GIS and Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Pattillo, Robin E., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Idaho State University, Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:358 South 1000 West, Blackfoot, ID, 83221, USA
Contact Telephone:208-282-4098
Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review of current literature is to provide an up to date analysis of the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in nursing practice, research, and education. Rationale: GIS refers to a computer-based system for the integration and analysis of geographic data (1). This rapidly evolving tool provides a graphic mechanism to examine and analyze spatial data.  Moss and Schell (2) provided an extensive review of the use of GIS in nursing in 2004, which revealed few applications of GIS by our discipline.  Phenomena within the metaparadigms of nursing subject to GIS examination were noted to include person, health, and environment (2).  GIS has been used extensively by other health care disciplines to examine the geography of disease, health and healthcare (3).  An up to date review of the use of GIS in nursing is needed to assist further nursing utilization of this powerful tool for inquiry. Methods: The CINAHL, Cochrane, and Gale databases along with Google Scholar were systematically examined.   Search terms included: "GIS + Nursing," "Geographical Information Systems + Nursing," "Geographic Information Science + Nursing" and the combination of "Geographic Information Systems" or "Geographic Information Science" with "Nursing Education," "Nursing Research" and "Nursing Practice." "Public Health Nursing + GIS" was also included.  The search was limited to articles published in the United States in referee journals between January 2004 and December 2008.  Articles were identified and reprinted.  Articles were then categorized according to areas of nursing focus including education, research or practice.  The articles were then further analyzed for the metaparadigms of person, health and environment (2). Following classification of articles, summaries relating the focus of each article, population, GIS methods employed, and results will be presented. Results: Published articles are being systematically added and evaluated until December of 2008. Articles examined so far show a focus on both education and research with environment being an often used metaparadigm. Implications and Conclusions: GIS is a modern, useful tool to examine spatial data relating to nursing metaparadigms of person, health and environment.  Applications of GIS to nursing practice, education and research are increasing.  However, nursing as a discipline has underutilized this tool.  Hopefully, publication of this extensive literature review will lead to an increase in the use of GIS as a tool for nursing research, education and practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGIS and Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157252-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">GIS and Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pattillo, Robin E., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Idaho State University, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">358 South 1000 West, Blackfoot, ID, 83221, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">208-282-4098</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pattrobi@isu.edu, rpattillo@bigdoghsi.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review of current literature is to provide an up to date analysis of the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in nursing practice, research, and education.&nbsp;Rationale: GIS refers to a computer-based system for the integration and analysis of geographic data (1). This rapidly evolving tool provides a graphic mechanism to examine and analyze spatial data.&nbsp; Moss and Schell (2) provided an extensive review of the use of GIS in nursing in 2004, which revealed few applications of GIS by our discipline.&nbsp; Phenomena within the metaparadigms of nursing subject to GIS examination were noted to include person, health, and environment (2).&nbsp; GIS has been used extensively by other health care disciplines to examine the geography of disease, health and healthcare (3).&nbsp; An up to date review of the use of GIS in nursing is needed to assist further nursing utilization of this powerful tool for inquiry.&nbsp;Methods: The CINAHL, Cochrane, and Gale databases along with Google Scholar were systematically examined.&nbsp;&nbsp; Search terms included: &quot;GIS + Nursing,&quot; &quot;Geographical Information Systems + Nursing,&quot; &quot;Geographic Information Science + Nursing&quot; and the combination of &quot;Geographic Information Systems&quot; or &quot;Geographic Information Science&quot; with &quot;Nursing Education,&quot; &quot;Nursing Research&quot; and &quot;Nursing Practice.&quot; &quot;Public Health Nursing + GIS&quot; was also included.&nbsp; The search was limited to articles published in the United States in referee journals between January 2004 and December 2008.&nbsp; Articles were identified and reprinted.&nbsp; Articles were then categorized according to areas of nursing focus including education, research or practice.&nbsp; The articles were then further analyzed for the metaparadigms of person, health and environment (2). Following classification of articles, summaries relating the focus of each article, population, GIS methods employed, and results will be presented.&nbsp;Results: Published articles are being systematically added and evaluated until December of 2008. Articles examined so far show a focus on both education and research with environment being an often used metaparadigm. Implications and Conclusions: GIS is a modern, useful tool to examine spatial data relating to nursing metaparadigms of person, health and environment.&nbsp; Applications of GIS to nursing practice, education and research are increasing.&nbsp; However, nursing as a discipline has underutilized this tool.&nbsp; Hopefully, publication of this extensive literature review will lead to an increase in the use of GIS as a tool for nursing research, education and practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:42:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:42:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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