The Many Facets of Digital Transformation in Nursing and Geriatric Care

International & interdisciplinary: conference on digital transformation in nursing presents results. KL Krems Co-editor.
By: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences
KREMS, Austria - Aug. 17, 2022 - PRLog -- Nursing care is being digitized at a rapid pace, but many ethical questions about it remain unanswered. Initial answers were provided by an international symposium at which experts exchanged views across disciplines and sectors. The recently published results deal with historical and ethical aspects of digitalization in nursing as well as the impact on training. In particular, the areas of inpatient care, assistance systems and robotics are examined in more detail. The symposium and the subsequent publication of the proceedings were coordinated by researchers from the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences and the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

The digitalization of care ranges from digital documentation to smart homes to socially acting robots. Driven by technological innovations and demographic developments, it is increasingly changing the way nursing is carried out; an activity that was previously strongly characterized by interpersonal relationships. The resulting ethical challenges are complex and multifaceted. Mastering them requires expertise from fields as diverse as nursing science, medical informatics, engineering, medicine, IT, and the social sciences and humanities. For the first time in the German-speaking world, a symposium supported by the Volkswagen Foundation created the opportunity for an exchange between these disciplines.

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