In his book The Landmarks of Tomorrow, management consultant and author Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker” (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level employees who develop products and services using theoretical and analytical knowledge gained through formal education. Does this sound familiar?
Nurses are highly educated individuals. The methods for acquiring knowledge have changed since Drucker’s time. In recent years, the amount of data that can now be generated, as well as the tools used to access it, have evolved significantly, allowing healthcare professionals (among many others) to take on the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.
In this Assignment, you will investigate how the role of the nurse leader has evolved and how this evolution has led to nurse leaders taking on the role of knowledge worker. You will make a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (a visual representation of information, data, or knowledge). Infographics are designed to quickly and clearly convey information.) to educate others on the role of the nurse as a knowledge worker.
As a source, consider P. Drucker: (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.
Examine the concepts of informatics presented in the Resources.
Consider the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
Consider how data collected/accessed can be used to inform knowledge.
Describe the role of a knowledge worker.
Define and explain nursing informatics, as well as the nurse leader’s role as a knowledge worker.
Make a simple infographic to help explain these concepts.
NOTE: For more information on infographics, including how to create one in PowerPoint, see â€How to Make an Infographic in PowerPointâ€ in the Resources.
Your PowerPoint should include the hypothetical scenario you shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your analysis of the data that you might be able to use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Include any feedback from your colleagues’ responses.