On the status of the evaluation of digital assistance systems for nursing in German-speaking countries, the current issue of the journal Pflege & Gesellschaft. Zeitschrift für Pflegewissenschaft publishes the results of an empirical survey: Schley, A.; Hirt, J.; Horstmannshoff, C.; Schüssler, S.; Lutze, M.; Jagoda, F.; Häussl, A.; Müller, M.; Balzer, K. (2021): Evaluation von digitalen Assistenzsystemen für die Pflege in öffentlich geförderten Forschungsprojekten in Deutschland, Österreich und der deutschsprachigen Schweiz (EvaDigiAssSys): Ein Survey. Pflege & Gesellschaft 26(2), pp. 131-155. For more details, see: https://www.beltz.de/fachmedien/erziehungs_und_sozialwissenschaften/zeitschriften/pflege_gesellschaft.html
On 25.02.2021 the first symposium in the context of the BMBF funding line „Robotic Systems for Care“ took place online. More information and a video-documentary overview of the presentations, panel and plenary discussions can be found at Symposium
The Bertelsmann Foundation has published a new study on the use of technology in long-term care. The publication “Potentials of Care 4.0: How technological innovations in long-term care can ease the burden and change job satisfaction” is available free of charge at https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/publikationen/publikation/did/potenziale-einer-pflege-40-all
“Are robotic systems the means of choice?” In the series “Facts Check Robotics in Care” (in German language), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research puts prevailing opinions and views to the test and asks experts to comment on them.
The first published commentary comes from Prof. Dr. phil. Manfred Hülsken-Giesler from the Institute for Health Research and Education at the University of Osnabrück, the coordinator of the BeBeRobot project.
On 26 February 2021, the first PhD colloquium within the funding line “Robotic Systems for Care” took place as a video conference. The colloquium was held in the “unconference” format, also known as Open Space Technology.
The first Networking Symposium of the funding line took place on 25 February 2021. The thematic focus of the first networking symposium was on nursing, nursing science and nursing ethics perspectives on “Robotics for Nursing”.
Under the title “Robotische Systeme für die Pflege” (“Robotic Systems for Nursing”), the nursing science partial expert opinion “Autonomous Assistance Systems in Nursing: Potentials and Limits from a Nursing Science Perspective” has now been published as a book (Hülsken-Giesler/Remmers 2020, V&R-Verlag). The nursing-scientific line of argumentation is once again presented in a much more differentiated manner in this publication than in the overarching TAB report (Kehl 2018).
For more information, see: https://www.vandenhoeck-ruprecht-verlage.com/themen-entdecken/psychologie-psychotherapie-beratung/medizin-pflege-neurowissenschaften/pflegewissenschaft/54997/robotische-systeme-fuer-die-pflege
On April 23, 2020, participants from ten interdisciplinary collaborative projects of the BMBF funding line “Robotic Systems for Care” gathered online for a virtual kick-off event. An overview of the funded collaborative projects can be found at: https://www.technik-zum-menschen-bringen.de/foerderung/bekanntmachungen/robotik-pflege
On January 23, 2020, the Commission on the Report on the Elderly handed over the Eighth Report on the Elderly to the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Dr. Franziska Giffey. Further information can be found online at: https://www.achter-altersbericht.de/.
The German Ethics Council published its statement on robotic systems in the context of care on 10.03.2020. Information on the statement and the statement itself can be found online at: https://www.ethikrat.org/themen/aktuelle-ethikratthemen/robotik-und-pflege/