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    Robotic Technology and Human Caring for the Elderly
  • 谷岡 哲也・安原 由子・大坂 京子・Rozzano C. Locsin・飯藤 大和 編著


In this book,past research influencing human-to-human and human-to-robot relationships involving robot artificial super-intelligence are presented to aid in adopting appropriate technologies to meet the demands of future endeavors in health care.cooperative undertakings with various interdisciplinary activities among human nurses and humanoid nursing robots will be a prospective visioning seen and realized from the perspective of japanese human caring ideas for an aging society.




FOREWORD (Savina Schoenhofer)

The thoughtful and serious concerns about the rapidly aging population, very low birth rate, and current developmental state of rehabilitation/support robots for the elderly in Japan, and the objective evaluation of methods of care for the elderly with dementia.

ChapterⅠ Japan’s Super-aging Society and Situational Concerns in Providing a High Quality Human Care System
ChapterⅡ Necessary Robotic Features to Support the Physical Activities and Rehabilitation of the Elderly
ChapterⅢ Demand for Human Healthcare and Robotic Rehabilitation Welfare Services among the Current Oldest and the Incoming Elderly in Japanese Society
ChapterⅣ Evaluating the Effectiveness of Nursing Care Activities for the Elderly with Dementia

The communication capabilities required for humanoid nursing robots, and for the future of robot care in 2050.

ChapterⅤ What are Robots?
ChapterⅥ Empathic Understanding in Human-Robot Communication: Influences on Caring in Nursing
ChapterⅦ The Current State of Performance and Development of Natural Language Processing Required for Humanoid Caring Robots
ChapterⅧ Natural Language Processing Capabilities Required for Humanoid Nursing Robots
ChapterⅨ The Care Robot Trio “SHIN-GI-TAI” in 2050: Transactive Relations among Psychiatrist, Patient, and Family

The possibility of relating in nursing, technologies in healthcare, caring, humanoid nurse robots, artificial intelligence, and corresponding health issues.

ChapterⅩ A Critical Examination of Robotics and the Sacred in Nursing
ChapterⅪ The Transactive Relationship Theory of Nursing (TRETON): A Model for Nursing Engagement of Healthcare Robots and Human Persons
ChapterⅫ Artificiality of Intelligence in Human Caring Robots:Ethical Issues for Nursing
ChapterⅩⅢ The Relationship among Nursing, Technologies,Caring, Humanoid Robots, and Artificial Intelligence
ChapterⅩⅣ Potential Developmental Issues in the Configuration of “Nursing” in Humanoid Healthcare Robots

Biosketches of Authors


Tetsuya Tanioka
RN; PhD, FAAN is professor of nursing in the Department of Nursing Outcome Management at the Tokushima University Graduate School in Tokushima, Japan. He earned his PhD from the Kochi University of Technology. His research focuses on healthcare technologies, the integration of science and technology within caring science, and robotics in nursing. He received patents for his quintessential research on the PSYCHOMS ® system, or Psychiatric Outcome Management Systems. He has translated into Japanese two state-of-the-art books on caring: Boykin and Schoenhofer’s Nursing as Caring, and Locsin’s Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

Yuko Yasuhara
RN; PHN, PhD, is an associate professor of nursing at the Department of Nursing Outcome Management of the Tokushima University Graduate School in Japan. She received her MSN from the Kobe City College of Nursing in 2003, and her PhD from the Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare in 2013. She worked as a stuff nurse at hospital in Kobe, Japan from 1993 to 2000. She has worked at the Tokushima University since 2001. Her research focuses on sleep and the activity of people, care for patients with ischemic heart disease, safe intramuscular injection techniques, and caring as nursing.

Kyoko Osaka
RN; PHN, PhD, is a Lecturer of Nursing at the Graduate School of Tokushima University in Tokushima, Japan. She earned her PhD degree from Tokushima University. She has worked at Tokushima University since 2013. Her research interests are caring for the elderly with dementia, elderly and caring robot interaction, and empathic understanding in nursing.

Hirokazu Ito
RN; PhD earned his BSN, MSN, and PhD from the University of Tokushima in 2007, 2013, and 2016, respectively. He worked as a staff nurse at the Tokushima University Hospital in Japan from 2007 to 2013. He has been an Assistant Professor since 2013. His research focus is on improving the quality of nursing care. He developed the Psychiatric Nursing Assessment Classification System (PsyNACS©), a patient database in psychiatric nursing. Also, he focuses on ethical dilemmas in human caring involving human-humanoid robot interactions in nursing.

Rozzano C.Locsin
RN; PhD, FAAN is Professor of Nursing at the Tokushima University in Japan, Professor Emeritus at the Florida Atlantic University, and Visiting Professor at colleges of nursing in Thailand, Uganda, and the Philippines. He is the author of the volume Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing, which was translated into Japanese in 2015, and then revised in 2016. He is a nationally and internationally published author, an editor/co-author of three other books, a multi-awarded nurse scholar and educator, a Fulbright Scholar to Uganda, a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Global/Public Health and International Development, a member of the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).