Nursing back to health

March 2007
Marketing Health Services;Spring2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The article reports that robotic nurses are in development. The nursing shortage is being felt in many areas of the nursing field, however hospitals normally experience the major void. By 2010 the robots could be cleaning up hospital rooms, taking messages, distributing medication, monitoring patients' temperatures and guiding visitors. European scientists are researching and developing systems which will hopefully become viable prototypes. The research goal is to involve the automated nurses to work in teams where they will communicate and coordinate the necessary services and tasks.


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