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Robot carers, ethics, and older people
  • T. Sorell, H. Draper
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
  • 1 September 2014
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This paper offers an ethical framework for the development of robots as home companions that are intended to address the isolation and reduced physical functioning of frail older people with capacity, especially those living alone in a noninstitutional setting. Expand
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Telecare, Surveillance, and the Welfare State
In Europe, telecare is the use of remote monitoring technology to enable vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes. The technology includes electronic tags and sensors that transmitExpand
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Healthcare workers' attitudes to working during pandemic influenza: a qualitative study
BackgroundHealthcare workers (HCWs) will play a key role in any response to pandemic influenza, and the UK healthcare system's ability to cope during an influenza pandemic will depend, to a largeExpand
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Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? a survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK
BackgroundIf UK healthcare services are to respond effectively to pandemic influenza, levels of absenteeism amongst healthcare workers (HCWs) must be minimised. Current estimates of the likelihoodExpand
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Antifungal agents for preventing fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients.
BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant recipients. OBJECTIVES This study aims to systematically identify andExpand
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Ethical values and social care robots for older people: an international qualitative study
  • H. Draper, T. Sorell
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
  • 1 March 2017
TLDR
Values such as respect for autonomy, safety, enablement, independence, privacy and social connectedness should be reflected in the design of social robots. Expand
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Telecare, remote monitoring and care.
Telecare is often regarded as a win/win solution to the growing problem of meeting the care needs of an ageing population. In this paper we call attention to some of the ways in which telecare is notExpand
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Ethical Dimensions of Human-Robot Interactions in the Care of Older People: Insights from 21 Focus Groups Convened in the UK, France and the Netherlands
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We briefly report the method and four findings of a large-scale qualitative study of potential users’ views on the ethical values that should govern the design and programming of social robots for older people. Expand
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Descartes: A Very Short Introduction
Rene Descartes (1596-1650) had a remarkably short working life, and his output was small, yet his contributions to philosophy and science have endured to the present day. He is perhaps best known forExpand
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Healthcare workers' attitudes towards working during pandemic influenza: A multi method study
BackgroundHealthcare workers (HCWs) will be key players in any response to pandemic influenza, and will be in the front line of exposure to infection. Responding effectively to a pandemic relies onExpand
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