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Nanotechnology: The coming revolution and its implications for consumers, clinicians, and informatics

Staggers, Nancy and McCasky, Teresa and Brazelton, Nancy and Kennedy, Rosemary (2008) Nanotechnology: The coming revolution and its implications for consumers, clinicians, and informatics. NURSING OUTLOOK, 56 (5). pp. 268-274.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2008.06.004

Abstract

Nanotechnology promises to revolutionize manufactured materials as we know them, creating a vast array of new products, drug delivery devices, and monitoring mechanisms. The promise of these products and devices is tremendous. Likewise, the implications of this technology are immense, ranging across consumers, clinicians, and the practice of informatics. Specific implications include opportunities for education of health care consumers and clinicians about the safe and ethical use of nanomaterials, a requirement for new policies and regulations, potential radical role changes for both consumers and clinicians, and new demands in the practice of informatics. The most pressing concern for health applications is the safe use of nanomaterials. Given the promise of nanomaterials and the implications across at least these 3 areas, nurses need to understand the capabilities and limitations of nanomaterials, proceed with reasoned caution, and plan now for its wide-ranging impacts.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:NanoSafety > Environment, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:2696
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:09 Jan 2009 12:29
Last Modified:09 Jan 2009 12:29

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