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PALACIOS-CENA, Domingo. Modernity, positivism and technology: The influence of nursing in patients who need technology equipment. Index Enferm [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.3, pp.188-192. ISSN 1132-1296.
Modernity was a historic stage which, together with the positivism, established a world vision characterized by a protagonist role of the reasoning at all human levels, the science as source of questions related to the human person and the presence of the technique and technology as helping tools aimed to increasing the health quality of the humans. This vision still is influencing in several aspects of the assistance and care. In the present manuscript our aim was to describe the modernity, the positivism tendency, their influence on science and research, and how they affect on the application of their principal tool, the technique and technology, in nurse and in those patients who need of these complex equipments during their illness.
Palabras clave : Modernity; positivism; primary nursing care; nursing and technology.