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The Responses of Medical General Practitioners to Unreasonable Patient Demand for Antibiotics

Sylvie Delacroix - A Study of Medical Ethics Using Immersive Virtual Reality

18 February 2016

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.

  • Published in Plos One.

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