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Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the structure and content of this new edition. Designed as an ebook, this fourth edition describes how the acronym CARE originally introduced in early editions by Hannah and Ball is now adapted and used to present content in four discrete sections. Educational tools devised to support the reader are also presented in Chaps. 1, and 3 distinct learning approaches; assimilative, productive and interactive/adaptive styles are explained. Each chapter has an associated learning template that can be downloaded at the end of the resource. In Chap. 1 the structure and presentation of the learning templates is also presented.


  • Introduction to 4th edition structure
  • Supporting educational resource tools
  • Learning approaches explained
  • The CARE acronym

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Correspondence to Pamela Hussey RN, RCN, MEd, MSc, PhD .

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Hussey, P., Kennedy, M.A. (2015). Introduction. In: Hannah, K., Hussey, P., Kennedy, M., Ball, M. (eds) Introduction to Nursing Informatics. Health Informatics. Springer, London.

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