Coty Snider, a public health nurse based in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Canada, talks about being part of the team which is coordinating the COVID-19 healthcare response in her community. Coty started out in nursing when everything was done manually and has experienced how technology has automated important activities, freeing up nurses' time to provide better, more personalized care for patients.
"I don't think robots can take over nursing. Without the humanistic, caring approach, the critical thinking, the touch, the developing of relationships, nursing is obsolete. Robots can assist us. They can improve our accuracy. They can prevent errors. But they cannot replace the nurse. They cannot replace the human-to-human relationship."