- Includes original essays by distinguished experts in their fields
- Addresses the critical problem of distracted doctoring
- Written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, healthcare administrators, and educators
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 healthcare administrators. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care, Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medicine, and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.
Peter J. Papadakos, MD, is Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, where he serves as Director of the Division of Critical Care, and is Professor of Respiratory Care and Medical Director at the State University of New York at Genesee Community College. He is the co-editor of Encyclopedia of Trauma Care (Springer) as well as the author of numerous monographs, book chapters, original papers, and reviews.
Stephen Bertman, PhD., is Professor Emeritus of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Canada’s University of Windsor. He is the author of Hyperculture: The Human Cost of Speed (Praeger), The Healing Power of Ancient Literature (co-edited with Dr. Lois Parker; Cambridge Scholars Press), The Genesis of Science: The Story of Greek Imagination (Prometheus), and “Electronic Threats to Humane Health Care,” winner of Vital Speeches of the Day’s 2014 Cicero Speechwriting Award in the category of health care.