Expert nurses and expert systems. Research and development issues

Comput Nurs. Jan-Feb 1990;8(1):23-8.


Expert systems in nursing have developed primarily through deductive, theoretical approaches and have, for the most part, failed to articulate the need for expert clinical nurse knowledge and heuristics as a basis for developing expert systems. Research using knowledge engineering and nurse experts, as well as multi-method approaches to researching nurse experts, should provide content for development of computer systems, in general, and expert systems, in particular, in nursing.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Clinical Nursing Research*
  • Expert Systems*
  • Humans
  • Judgment
  • Learning
  • Nursing Research*