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Nursing Robots: Robotic Technology and Human Caring for the Elderly

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:46 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Oct 19, 2017, 5:43 PM ]
 Last September 2 2017 at the Nursing Library of Silliman University, Dr. Rozzano Locsin had a 2 hour lecture on the theme “Nursing Robots: Robotic Technology and Human Caring for the Elderly that was attended by the nursing students, graduate students and faculty of Silliman University as well as the nursing students, graduate students and faculty of nearby universities such as Negros Oriental State University and St. Paul University Dumaguete.

Dr. Locsin cited the need for a revision of the definition of nursing due to the advancement in robotic technology. In Japan, robots are now able to perform nursing procedures on people such as starting an IV with 89% precision rate, delivering bedbaths, performing bedmaking, interacting with people and many others which led him to believe that in the future, nurses would no longer be relevant in the performance of their duties because robots can do a better job , require no compensation and are able to work 24/7. Dr. Locsin cited that a redefinition of nursing as more than “doing” needs to be done in order for nurses to keep their relevance in healthcare.


After the talk, there was a very active interaction between Dr. Locsin and the audience. Questions were asked and were all promptly answered by Dr. Locsin. Then the induction of new BND members followed in the person of Joel Rey Acob, Ayeza Cathrina Tinagan, Freslyn Lim-Saco, Cliford Kilat, Flordivilla Florida and Sarah Annabelle Ragay.











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