In my over 40 years of nursing I have learned that nurses spend most of their time giving to others. We give to our patients, our colleagues, our family, our friends and our community. I have also learned that so much giving saps our energy and leads to burn out, depression, exhaustion, and dissatisfaction at work and at home.
The use of handheld technology has proven time and again to be crucial to healthcare over the past two decades. In many developing countries this is no exception. When a hand held device can have books, notes, and even communication tools (link to other professionals) it is an essential part of planning for the future of any healthcare system.