Robotic Support of Nursing Care

State of the Technology and Future Predictions
Published:October 09, 2022DOI:


      It will be unimaginable to practice without the help of robots in the future. There will be downtime procedures for robots. Current robot technology is on the verge of becoming part of care processes but not yet a disrupting force. Leaders should not underestimate the potential for robotics to revolutionize care. In the future, beyond any of our careers, robotics could pose an existential threat to nursing, potentially reducing nurses to the role of technicians, with the pressures of efficiency and evolving priorities. But, we can prevent this.
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      Todd Griner, DNP, RN, NEA-BC is Executive Director, Critical Care Services at Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles, California, United States. E-mail: [email protected]