Dr Robot: robotics and AI in healthcare

Angela Eggleton*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter reflects on the socio-ethical implications of AI technology adoption. Focusing on the UK experience, it illustrates how the UK government’s ‘regulator focussed’ approach has failed to capture the nuances in technological developments due to the lack of a comprehensive statutory framework. A re-conceptualisation of AI adoption is called for to ensure that the balance between regulation and risk is proportionate within the context of patient care. The chapter goes on to provide a framework to highlight the impact of innovative integration within the context of AI adoption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Patient Safety and the Law
EditorsJohn Tingle, Caterina Milo, Gladys Msiska, Ross Millar
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781802207064
ISBN (Print)9781802207057
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Health and Medical Law
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • Law


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