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Why hospitals shouldn’t use telepresence robots to deliver devastating news

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Why hospitals shouldn’t use telepresence robots to deliver devastating news

March 11, 2019

Why hospitals shouldn’t use telepresence robots to deliver devastating news

A doctor speaking through a telepresence robot in California gave a dying patient and his family devastating medical news, raising questions about when the convenience of telemedicine should be skipped in favor of a face-to-face conversation.

The full article from The Verge can be viewed at this link.  

 

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