It was only as he leant forward that I could see the scoliosis the left ribs humped slightly higher than the right with a familiar twist. But in standing there was not a great deal to see. Some stretch marks to the skin on the left. I'd seen this young chap before. Now mid twenties.… Continue reading The Scrapheap (Subject or Object?)
The danger of algorithm is that we force their story into numbers and measurements and miss powerful words and narrative. Allow them to paint a picture, not colour by numbers.
Coming in he was an emotional wreck, he left a new man. Not from anything fancy; I just listened, talked, explained and re-assured. You know like humans do.
Could a robot replace us as healthcare practitioners? (Unfortunately in some cases this may be true!) Should we leave our emotions at the door?