California Man Learns He's Going to Die From Doctor Robot Video

'Elderly man told he's going to die via video-link'

"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. She was astonished when the doctor told Mr Quintana he would likely die within days.

"If you're coming to tell us normal news, that's fine, but if you're coming to tell us there's no lung left and we want to put you on a morphine drip until you die, it should be done by a human being and not a machine", his daughter Catherine Quintana said.

On March 3, a nurse wheeled a robot into the ICU of 78-year-old Ernest Quintana at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center emergency department in Fremont, California, their granddaughter, Annalisia Wilharm, told USA Today.

A septuagenarian Californian learned of his impending death through a video link, outraging his family, which protested the dehumanized and robotic way in which the news was delivered.

"I look up and there's this robot at the door", she said, adding that the doctor on the screen "looked like he was in a chair in a room somewhere".

She said Mr Quintana had passed away with his family by his side and the compassion he deserved.

Photo Ernest Quintana died from chronic lung disease.

"It does not, and did not, replace ongoing in-person evaluations and conversations with a patient and family members".

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"The nurse came around and said the doctor was going to make rounds and I thought 'OK, no big deal; I'm here, '" said Wilharm.

She said they "don't support or encourage the use of technology to replace the personal interactions between our patients and their care teams" and the centre had fallen short on this occasion.

Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice president of Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, called the situation highly unusual and said officials "regret falling short" of the patient's expectations.

Wilharm said the in-person doctor was "very sweet" and held her grandfather's hand as she spoke with him about hospice care and his options.

Ms Spangler said she wanted the media to get involved in the situation after Kaiser Permanente said it would "take note" of the family's complaints.

Family friend Julianne Spangler slammed the hospital for its lack of care, saying this was "not the way to show value and compassion to a patient".

Julianne Spangler, a friend of the family, shared an image of the moment on Facebook, saying that "This is the Robot Dr".

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