Patient, 78, told he is going to die by robot videolink

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The march of technology in hospitals has been criticised by a grieving family after a grandfather was told he would not be going home by a robot displaying a doctor on a screen.

The family of a U.S. man with chronic lung disease were left astounded when a robot fitted with a video screen rolled into his room to deliver the news that he was dying.

Posting a picture of the robot's screen, Ms Spangler wrote on Facebook: "This is the Robot Dr that came into Cathie's father's ICU room late Monday night and told him he has no lungs left, only option is comfort care".

When her grandmother returned to the hospital, she asked the nurses about the robot. When she attempted to confirm the doctor's advice on next steps and at-home hospice, the doctor said: "you know, I don't know if he's going to get home".

He told Ernest that his lungs were in the process of failing and that he would likely die soon. Mr Quintana was told he had days to live by a doctor via video link. It got to a point where she had to tell her grandfather he was dying because he couldn't hear what the robot was saying.

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"As a society we can not accept this as a "new norm" or "standard operating procedure". there is still a need for human touch especially in the last hours of your life", Ms Spangler said.

Her mother, Catherine Quintana, was not happy after seeing the video.

Wilharm told CNN that her family was under no illusions about her grandfather's condition.

Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice-president of Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, said in a statement that its policy was to have a nurse or doctor in the room when remote consultations took place.

"The use of the term "robot" is inaccurate and inappropriate", Gaskill-Hames exclaimed.

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"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 objective and function of the technology", Ms Gaskill-Hames said.

"It did not replace previous conversations with patient and family members and was not used in the delivery of the initial diagnosis", she said.

Quintana's family is quite upset with how the news was broken to him, saying that he deserved better than that.

"He was such a sweet guy", she said.

Gaskill-Hames does admit, however, that the hospital regrets "falling short" on the expectations of the patient and his family.

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