The influence of technology may be a further cause of stress. Staff may be overwhelmed by the complex monitors that surround the bed space. This may deflect the carers' attention from the patient and dehumanize the person being cared for.

Staff must understand that equipment exists, not to take time away from the patient, but, if used correctly, to increase the time that the nurse spends with the patient. Adequate training allows nurses to understand and be competent with the technology. They will then be able to reassure patients and relatives that they, rather than the equipment, are controlling the situation.

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