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

Publication Year: 2017

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Papadakos, Peter, Bertman, Stephen

ISBN: 978-3-31-948706-9

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 100

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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.


Platform: Ovid
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Papadakos, Peter, Bertman, Stephen
ISBN: 978-3-31-948706-9
General Medicine
Medical Law
Ethics & Other Humanities
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 260
Illustrations: 17
Year: 2017
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 100