JSPS Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAAP) is organizing the 5th lecture of WEBINAR SERIES 2021 “LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL AND BEYOND” in partnership with Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
(Time & Date)
May 29th (Saturday), 2021
14:00-16:00 (Philippines time)
Humanoid Nurse Robots in a High-Tech World of Human Healthcare in the New Normal
Rozzano C. Locsin, RN; PhD, FAAN
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,
Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
and Florida Atlantic University, USA
(Abstract of the Lecture)
Humanoid nurse robots (HNRs) are creating a stir in the application of nursing as integral to human healthcare practice, particularly during the COVID19 Pandemic. Demand for frontline nurses have never been more real to the extent that nurses were labelled ‘superheroes’.
Nursing in the frontlines required technological expertise, from innovating, revisioning, retooling, and creating nursing technologies of care. Opportunities for the people reflected the clamor for nurses and nursing. And yet, the rates of nurse deaths in practice have risen tremendously.
Saving human lives including lives of human nurses are critical. Perhaps, the ultimate question to raise is, “what are humanoid nurse robots manifesting when they become more functionally advanced, human-like, and engaged in human-to-humanoid caring situations?
This presentation aims to discuss several foundational philosophical and theoretical viewpoints such as Plato’s focus on “soul,” Martha Rogers’ human energy fields, Boykin and Schoenhofer’s deliberation of persons as caring because of their humanness, and Locsin’s theory of technological competency as caring in nursing. The prescriptive or predictive practice of nursing imploring logical explanations, engenders the increasing possibility of humanoid nurse robots manifesting and expressions of caring, seemingly becoming more likely any time soon.
In future developments, to what end will HNRs be functional and able to manifest caring regardless of their human-likeness and demands for human care? Join the discussion with Dr. Rozzano C. Locsin and find out more.