ID 111105
Author
Keywords
technological competency
caring in nursing
technological encounter
autonomous robots
artificial intelligence
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The coexistence of technology and caring is best exemplified in nursing. The theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing illuminates this coexistence as the essence of technology in health care premised on machine technologies as a generic concept of objects or things that are mechanical, organic, and electronic. With its timely development these technologies are continually imbued with artificial general intelligence. As such, the ultimate expression of machine technologies in nursing turns out to be autonomous robots (ARs) with future potentials of functions comparable to human persons. While theory-based nursing practice is essential to nursing care practice, quality human care, particularly with technologies assuming indispensable practice process mechanisms is critical. Some practice-based questions informing ARs and human person engagements in nursing care practice include, “Will ARs which are imbued with artificial intelligence replace nurses in their practice?” “What contributions to quality human health care will autonomous and artificially intelligent robots provide?” While these questions may reflect far-reaching ramifications of technologies in health care, it must also be acknowledged that these technologies are fundamental to the delivery of quality human health care now, and in the future.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
64
Issue
1-2
Start Page
160
End Page
164
Sort Key
160
Published Date
2017-02
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences