This article reviews literature on the role of new technologies in nursing communication. Review of nursing literature suggests that research on new technologies in the nursing field covers various aspects of nursing communication including nursing education, communication among nurses, and nurse-patient communication, while review of communication literature indicates that research in the field of communication on this topic focuses mainly on patient-provider communication through telemedicine systems. Meanwhile, communication scholarship focuses more on technologies such as videophones and web-based communication systems, nursing scholarship covers a variety of technologies ranging from the traditional AAC tools to various Internet-based technologies such as virtual reality, social media, and mobile apps. The article suggests that future research should explore topics such as mobile divide, patient and nurse training, patients who need special accommodations, evaluation systems, cutting-edge technologies, innovative methodologies, and interdisciplinary scholarship.
Tian, Y. (2021). New Technologies and Nursing Communication: Literature Review and Future Directions. Nursing Communication, 1 (1). Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/nursingcommunication/vol1/iss1/9