INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY, cilt.15, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Background This study aimed to reveal the experiences of nurses in robotic surgery and their adaptation to this method. Methods This research was planned within the framework of qualitative research methods. The study population consisted of robotic surgery nurses in Turkey. Focus group interviews were conducted after the flow process was developed, and the interviews were supported using a semistructured interview form. Two focus interviews were conducted with 15 participants. Results As a result of the content analysis, 11 themes were created in four categories. The categories of the study were designed as follows: (1) Training in Robotic Surgery Nursing, (2) Adaptation to Technology in Robotic Surgery Nursing, (3) Changing Roles and Adaptation Process in Robotic Surgery Nursing, and (4) Future of Robotic Surgery. Conclusions The lack of clarity regarding the roles and responsibilities of robotic surgery nurses and the lack of arrangements for working conditions are thought to cause professional dissatisfaction and disengagement from work.