Home-care Professionals’ Ethical Perceptions of the Development and Use of Home-care Robots for Older Adults in Japan

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Title: Home-care Professionals’ Ethical Perceptions of the Development and Use of Home-care Robots for Older Adults in Japan
Other Titles: Perceptions of home care robots among care professionals
Authors: Suwa, SayuriTsujimura, MayukoIde, HirooKodate, Naonoriet al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12128
Date: 13-Mar-2020
Online since: 2021-04-29T06:34:32Z
Abstract: Because of the workforce shortage in Japan, the use of home-care robots, or carebots, is increasingly perceived as a realistic option. Developing and implementing these carebots requires careful consideration of the ethical implications for all types of users. Few studies, however, have addressed the ethical principles and concepts involved in carebot use, and consequently, the discussion regarding roboethics in the home-care environment has been inadequate. This questionnaire study explored the relationship between the willingness of home-care professionals to use carebots, their experiences with robots, and their ethical perceptions. The principal factors affecting home-care staff perceptions were perceived benefit, use of personal information, the protection of privacy, and perceptions of risk. While perceived benefit was the common predictor affecting home-care staff willingness to use a robot for the care of all user types, concerns regarding the use of personal information were more prominent for older people.
Funding Details: Pfizer Health Research Foundation
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Volume: 36
Issue: 14
Start page: 1295
End page: 1303
Copyright (published version): 2020 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: ErgonomicsAsistive technologyElderly peopleAcceptance
DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2020.1736809
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1044-7318
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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