Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Bereaved Family Upset Kaiser Used Robot To Tell Father He Would Die

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Enlarge Image Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Getty Images
Celia Hoffman | 12 March, 2019, 18:23

The "robot", as Wilharm and her family refer to the machine, displayed a video of a remote doctor who communicated with Quintana.

Annalisia shot the encounter on video, thinking at first that she could share the test results with her family.

"Thank you Fremont Kaiser for your compassion to a Man who is 100 per cent aware and alert.That robot doctor may be OK for some situations but not to tell a man he is going to die".

Catherine Quintana's father had been in and out of a hospital for weeks, and the family understood that his time was running out.

"I was so scared for him and disappointed with the delivery", Wilharm said, choking up.

The patient, Ernest Quintana, died two days after arriving at the hospital, according to the Chicago Tribune - but the impersonal manner in which his doctor delivered the news to him and his family illustrate the unusual ways that medicine is changing as technology and automation make their way into the hospital system. "I didn't think he'd get his death sentence here".

Wilharm wrote to USA Today that her grandfather Ernest died last Tuesday.

More news: Chiefs to sign safety Tyrann Mathieu

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where Quintana was being treated, responded in a statement carried by United States media in which it offered condolences to the family but disputed the characterization that the news was delivered by "robot". She says it did not replace previous conversations with patients and family members. "When I took the video, I didn't realize all of this was going to unfold", she told KTVU. "We offer our honest condolences", she said.

"The use of the term "robot" is inaccurate and inappropriate", Gaskill-Hames exclaimed. "We use video technology as an appropriate enhancement to the care team and a way to bring additional consultative expertise to the bedside".

"This secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician using tele-video technology, and always with a nurse or other physician in the room to explain the goal and function of the technology", Ms Gaskill-Hames said.

Wilharm said the in-person doctor was "very sweet" and held her grandfather's hand as she spoke with him about hospice care and his options.

"I don't want this to happen to anyone else".

"I'm freaking out inside, I'm trying not to cry - I'm trying not to scream because it's just me and him", she said.

Recommended

Disney Grants Your Wish With Aladdin's First Full Trailer It may seem like a small nitpick, but it points to what could be fundamental flaws in Disney's conception of this new Aladdin . Watch above, then let us know what you think of the latest trailer. " Aladdin " opens in theaters on May 24th.

George fined $25k for criticising officials George fined $25k for criticising officials In the two games against Western Conference foes, Oklahoma City has sent their opponents to the line a whopping 93 times combined. Williams has his sights set on Dell Curry, who owns the record of 11,147 points. "We're getting grabbed.

Ketamine-like drug approved for severe depression Ketamine-like drug approved for severe depression Patients often pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for intravenous infusions of the drug over several weeks or months. During the first month, a patient will have two sessions per week ranging between US$5,000 and US$5,000.

IEA: Fierce Global Refining Competition May Lead To Closures IEA: Fierce Global Refining Competition May Lead To Closures He also said that along with China and the US, India's expanding economy was driving global oil demand growth. On the other hand, production in U.S. hit a record of more than 12 million bpd in February.

Trump 'Shouldn't Be' Pushing People's Buttons, Driving Down Our Discourse — CNN’s Acosta Trump 'Shouldn't Be' Pushing People's Buttons, Driving Down Our Discourse — CNN’s Acosta Sanders was pressed by reporters on comments allegedly made by President Trump last week to Republican donors. Sanders fired back, "That's not at all what the president was stating". "That's just silly.

Meghan Markle wears Victoria Beckham on Commonwealth Day Meghan Markle wears Victoria Beckham on Commonwealth Day After enjoying a fun-filled morning with Prince Harry at Canada House in Trafalgar Square , Meghan switched into a new ensemble. The Duchess of Sussex looked gorgeous next to husband Prince Harry for the Commonwealth Day service on Monday.

U.S. Warns Germany: Using Huawei Could Crimp Intelligence-Sharing Between Agencies U.S. Warns Germany: Using Huawei Could Crimp Intelligence-Sharing Between Agencies Washington claims that Huawei - the world's biggest telecoms equipment supplier - has been stealing commercial information and spying on behalf of the Chinese government.

USA government wants to break up Apple USA  government wants to break up Apple Basically, to end the anti-competitive practices in the industry, the Senator from MA proposes the following: break them up. USA sharemarkets are unfazed by Warren's threats of regulation, and tech stocks rose.

Westbrook has testy encounter with fans in Utah Westbrook has testy encounter with fans in Utah It would appear time has not healed all wounds, as there is still an extreme disdain between Westbrook and the fans of the Jazz . Though the Thunder led throughout the second half, the Jazz made several attempts to storm back and make it interesting.

Dwayne Allen agrees to reported 2-year, $7M deal with Dolphins Dwayne Allen agrees to reported 2-year, $7M deal with Dolphins Tight end Dwayne Allen is staying in the AFC East as he signed with the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, the team announced. Allen is coming off a two-year stint with the New England Patriots where he served primarily as a blocker.

Sarah Sanders spars with CNN’s Jim Acosta over anti-Semitism allegations Sarah Sanders spars with CNN’s Jim Acosta over anti-Semitism allegations And I thought that vote was a disgrace and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer. "I think that's a question you ought to ask the Democrats ", Sanders replied.

9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified as Child Found in Suitcase 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified as Child Found in Suitcase According to ABC 7 , Trinity's body was discovered by local workers doing maintenance on the trail. Investigators said that the child's 55-pound body had been in the embankment less than 48 hours.

Donald Trump budget boosts military and border wall, targets social programs Donald Trump budget boosts military and border wall, targets social programs That would be a dramatic sea change, after years where Congress treated defense spending and non-defense spending nearly equally. Here are some glaring gimmicks (and big debates) in the proposed budget. "We've been trying to have it since we got to office".

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 3/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 3/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction On March 10, 2019, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors in Oakland for the first time in 2,953 days. The loss dropped the Warriors, who have the best record in the Western Conference, to 45-21 this season.

Manchester United suffer first domestic defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United suffer first domestic defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer He said: 'I'll be surprised if Solskjaer is not awarded the job during the global break in the next couple of weeks. The Norwegian has overseen a run of 10 league wins and two draws before suffering defeat at Arsenal on Sunday.