Views of nurses and other health and social care workers on the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in health and social care: a scoping review

Papadopoulos, Irena ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6291-4332, Koulouglioti, Christina and Ali, Sheila (2018) Views of nurses and other health and social care workers on the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in health and social care: a scoping review. Contemporary Nurse, 54 (4-5). pp. 425-442. ISSN 1037-6178 (doi:10.1080/10376178.2018.1519374)

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Abstract

Background: Robots are introduced and used in many health and social care settings, from the operating room to the care of older adults with dementia.

Objectives: The goal of this scoping review is to provide an overview of the existing evidence related to the views of nursing staff and other health and social care workers about the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in the health and social care sector.

Methods: Using the Joanna Briggs Institute guidelines we searched MEDLINE, PUBMED, CINHAL, EMBASE, PsycInfo, Web of Science, and IEEE Xplore digital library. Nineteen (19) articles met the inclusion and exclusion criteria and were retrieved, reviewed and summarised.

Results: Health and social care workers reported mixed views regarding the use of robots in a healthcare setting. They mainly focused on the impact that robots could have on their patients
and not to themselves. They considered an array of tasks that robots could perform; they addressed the issue of patient safety and raised concerns about privacy.

Conclusions: A limited number of studies have explored the views of health and social care workers about the use of robots. Considering the fast pace with which technology is advancing in the care field, and with professionals in health and social care increasingly being asked to use such technologies, it is critical to conduct more research in this area

Impact Statement: Robots will increasingly have a role to play in nursing, health and social care. The potential impact will be challenging for the healthcare workforce. It is therefore important for nurses and other health and social care workers to engage in discussion regarding the contribution of robots and their impact not only on nursing care but also on future roles of health and social care workers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Jisc Publications router duplicate record retired: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25779
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 24888
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Contemporary Nurse on 10/09/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10376178.2018.1519374
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Depositing User: Rena Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 11:31
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 17:58
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24888

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