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The Responses of Medical General Practitioners to Unreasonable Patient Demand for Antibiotics - A Study of Medical Ethics Using Immersive Virtual Reality

Pan, Xueni, Slater, Mel, Beacco, Alejandro, Navarro, Xavi, Bellido Rivas, Anna I., Swapp, David, Hale, Joanna, Forbes, Paul Alexander George, Denvir, Catrina, de C. Hamilton, Antonia F. and Delacroix, Sylvie (2016) The Responses of Medical General Practitioners to Unreasonable Patient Demand for Antibiotics - A Study of Medical Ethics Using Immersive Virtual Reality. PLoS ONE, 11 (2). pp. 1-15. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0146837

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146837

Abstract

Dealing with insistent patient demand for antibiotics is an all too common part of a General Practitioner’s daily routine. This study explores the extent to which portable Immersive Virtual Reality technology can help us gain an accurate understanding of the factors that influence a doctor’s response to the ethical challenge underlying such tenacious requests for antibiotics (given the threat posed by growing anti-bacterial resistance worldwide). It also considers the potential of such technology to train doctors to face such dilemmas.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Professional Ethics, Medicine, Antibiotic Resistance, Virtual Reality
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
ID Code:36174
Deposited By: Dr Catrina Denvir
Deposited On:21 Nov 2016 11:52
Last Modified:21 Nov 2016 11:52

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