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Robot tells man he'll be dead in hours

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2 hours ago, cec0007 said:

I agree the "robot" moniker was unnecessary and was click bait.

I do have a problem with the way it was handled, however.  Had the doctor telecommunicated only with the family, with news they were prepared for, I'd not have a problem with it.  However, this doctor was informing (or attempting to, had the patient been able to hear) the patient himself that he had only a few days to live.  That should have been done in person by someone. 

If the facility couldn't manage to do that, it needs to make some changes.  People are still human and this would be difficult and distressing news to handle for almost anyone, even those who already knew they had a serious health condition.  Surely we have not become that impersonal in our care of patients.

I have to disagree. They had been told, and repeatedly. This insistence that everything be perfect is part of the great overutilization of resources that greatly drives up costs, without improving outcomes, and is running the US completely into the ground.

 

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It also wasn't a robot, but telemedicine.....

 

 

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On 3/9/2019 at 11:40 AM, Sour Lemon said:

There's the headline, and then there's the first sentence of the article:

"Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe."

I'm not feeling the outrage that so many others seem to be.

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6 hours ago, Oldmahubbard said:

I have to disagree. They had been told, and repeatedly. This insistence that everything be perfect is part of the great overutilization of resources that greatly drives up costs, without improving outcomes, and is running the US completely into the ground.

 

See how you feel when it's your turn.

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20 hours ago, NightNerd said:

Yeah, this would not bother me as a family member at all, especially if there was another hospital staff member present in the room while the video call took place. It was not a robot, it was a consulting physician who seemed to be confirming a prognosis that the family was already aware of. This outrage is misplaced, though certainly the technology exists to make this approach more user-friendly for the hard of hearing.

There apparently was no other staff present.

 

It's really disturbing that most of you don't find this disturbing, that you expect a dying person and his granddaughter to be stoic and prepared for the patients death.  I guess it is, as someone pointed out, 2019.

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I am so against the use of the word "robot" in these articles about the case.

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"The video meetings are warm and intimate..."

Whatever you say, Steve! 😂

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There's a better way to do this and a worse way, and there isn't enough context to know what happened here.

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When I first heard this story, I thought it was some random robot rolling in his room and said he was going to die when he wasn't--- at least that's how it came across to me. Maybe it should've been done a better way but, it wasn't the first time he was told of his prognosis. Condolence to the family.

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iluvivt has 32 years experience and works as a Infusion specialtist.

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This is far from deplorable! First of all it is not a robot telling a patient and their family that the end of life is near, it is a doctor using a  modern tool.People hear bad news over the phone and internet all over the world.Instead of being grateful to the hospital and the specialist using this technology someone is looking to criticize the medical community.How about this: We do not invest in the technology and bring a specialist to the beside faster or bring one to you that you may not ever have bc access to. I am so sick of hypersensitive people that think everything must be done their way so their sensitive little feelings are nurtured.They should be grateful their good and kind family member was taken care of in the last few days of their life and offered some dignity and hopefully a peaceful passing. We just lost our dad and it was long and hard but our family was filled with gratitude that we were blessed with four caregivers that were so gentle,devoted and kind to our dad.We made sure they knew it too. 

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53 minutes ago, iluvivt said:

I am so sick of hypersensitive people that think everything must be done their way so their sensitive little feelings are nurtured.They should be grateful their good and kind family member was taken care of in the last few days of their life and offered some dignity and hopefully a peaceful passing. We just lost our dad and it was long and hard but our family was filled with gratitude that we were blessed with four caregivers that were so gentle,devoted and kind to our dad.We made sure they knew it too. 

It sounds as though your dad and your family appreciated the human relationship that the four caregivers who were so gentle, devoted and kind to your dad provided.  I think other people are also saying that the human aspect of care is very important.

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Night__Owl has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Dialysis Nurse.

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I've used a "doc in a box" computer before l, and I strongly doubt that there was "no one else in the room." The tele doc computer cannot "roll into the room" like some kind of android. It's a COW with a webcam. A nurse pushed it in there. Now, if the nurse brought it in, set it up, and then left afterward, I would say that was an inappropriate move, but in my facility an RN was always supposed to be present when the doc was on the line. 

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