Assistive Care Robots and Older Adults: Employing a Care Ethics Lens

Keywords: ethics, robotics, assistive technology, social robotics, human-robot interaction, caring, care ethics, ageing care

Abstract

To date, ethical critiques of the use of assistive healthcare robotics have not closely examined the purported care relationship between such robots and their users. Drawing upon the work of care ethics scholars, I argue that authentic care relies upon capacities inherently reciprocal and responsive in nature, which ultimately precludes socially assistive robots from being useful caring tools.

Published
2021-06-01
How to Cite
[1]
Hewitt R. Assistive Care Robots and Older Adults: Employing a Care Ethics Lens. Can. J. Bioeth. 2021;4:101-6. https://doi.org/10.7202/1077637ar.
Section
Critical commentaries