The Potential Benefits and Pitfalls of Nursing and Advanced Technology The 1958 Norman Rockwell painting, “Before The Shot,” portrays a physician preparing a vaccination for a boy. The portrayal is intimate and touching. Aside from the syringe, the only precision object in the small examination room is a medical scale. Little more than 50 years later, the entire system of healthcare delivery has been transformed. A physician’s assistant or nurse is now almost certain to administer the shot. The room is also likely to contain several sophisticated electronic instruments unheard of when Rockwell was painting. The child may also be receiving several prescriptions of extraordinarily complex drugs. And the patients – or their parents – are much...The end:
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