Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Midwifery: What Do Midwives Think About Artificial Intelligence? A Qualitative Study


Çitil E. T. , Çitil Canbay F.

Health Care For Women International, pp.1-23, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2055760
  • Title of Journal : Health Care For Women International
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-23

Abstract

The evidence on how AI will make a revolution is insufficient.

Our aim was to investigate opinions of midwives on the future

of AI and midwifery. The research was done in qualitative

research in Turkey. Semi-structured interviews were done with

18 the midwives. Three main themes were identified:

Expectations included the advantages and conditional acceptance

of robotic technology. Prejudices reflected perceived

shortcomings, lack of human competencies, and trust issues.

Concerns included midwifery care and concerns about her

future. Midwives were overwhelmingly skeptical about the

replacement of human capabilities by AI and found the technology’s

potential limited.