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Distracted Doctoring


Distracted Doctoring: Returning to Patient-Centered Care in the Digital Age PDF

Distracted Doctoring
 Author Peter J. Papadakos and Stephen Bertman
  Isbn B074FVY46W
  File size 4 MB
  Year 2017
  Pages 260
  Language English
  File format PDF
  Category Free Medical Books
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Book Description:
Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of doctors and nurses have become dangerously seductive devices that can endanger their patients.
Distracted Doctoring is written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, and health care administrators and students. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care; Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medicine; and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.


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