Robots and the division of healthcare responsibilities in the homes of older people

Simon Jenkins, Heather Draper

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    Abstract

    This paper briefly describes the method of a qualitative study, which used focus groups to elicit the views of older people and formal and informal carers of older people on the ethical issues surrounding the introduction of social robots into the homes of older people. We then go on to sketch some of the tensions and conflicts that can arise between formal carers, informal carers, and older people when trying to negotiate the task of dividing care responsibilities, and describe how the introduction of robots may exacerbate, or ease, these tensions. Data from the qualitative study is used to indicate where participants acknowledged, identified and discussed these issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial Robotics
    Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 27-29, 2014. Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages177-186
    Number of pages10
    Volume8755
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-11973-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-11972-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventSixth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2014) - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 27 Oct 201429 Oct 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume8755
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743

    Conference

    ConferenceSixth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2014)
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period27/10/1429/10/14

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