In the near future, NURSES will inevitably need to work closely with medical robots. We should take the necessary steps now to gain a better understanding of how these mechanical wonders enhance our practice in order to have a more significant role.
Medical robots have some inherent advantages over humans. A machine doesn’t need sleep nor food, doesn’t have prejudices that we humans so often have. This could change the way we treat people who are sick and vulnerable. While there are concerns of machine replacing people in the workforce, with some preparation and forethought, NURSES can make sure the human touch stays relevant in medicine, while taking advantage of our AI friends.