10.2020: Expert opinion “Robotic systems for care” for the German Bundestag published as a book publication

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

01.2020: Anthology “Genesis and consequences of care robotics” published

At the beginning of 2020, the Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin published an anthology on the topic “Genesis and Consequences of Care Robotics – The Constitution of an Interdisciplinary Research Field” with Beltz Verlag. Information on the volume (table of contents and reading sample) can be found online at: https://www.beltz.de/fachmedien/soziologie/produkte/produkt_produktdetails/39105-genese_und_folgen_der_pflegerobotik.html

09.2019: GKV Spitzenverband on the topic of “Digitalization and the need for care – benefits and potentials of assistance technologies”.

The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV Spitzenverband) has published volume 15 of its series of papers entitled Modellprogramm zur Weiterentwicklung der Pflegeversicherung (Model Program for the Further Development of Long-Term Care Insurance) under the title “Digitalization and the Need for Long-Term Care – Benefits and Potentials of Assistance Technologies”. The text is available online at: https://www.gkv-spitzenverband.de/media/dokumente/presse/publikationen/schriftenreihe/GKV-Schriftenreihe_Pflege_Band_15.pdf

08.2018: Older people and digitization: Commission of experts of the Eighth Ageing Report of the Federal Government starts work

In August 2018, the German Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Dr. Franziska Giffey, appointed the German government’s Eighth Commission on Ageing. As part of the priority topic “Older people and digitization,” ten experts from the fields of gerontology, computer science, sociology and cultural studies will work out what contribution digitization and technology can make to a good life in old age, what benefits and added value this has for older people, and what societal, social and ethical issues need to be considered in this context. The expert panel will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse, Director of the Institute of Gerontology at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. The expert report is expected to be available by November 2019. The work of the expert commission is accompanied by the Office of Gerontology Reports of the Federal Government at the German Center for Gerontology.

Further information can be found at: https://www.achter-altersbericht.de/der-achte-altersbericht/