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Hospital ‘robot’ gives man end of life news

Hospital ‘robot’ gives man end of life news

A hospital in California drew controversy after using a robot to deliver end-of-life news to a patient. Ernest Quintana was admitted to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center emergency department in Fremont, California, on March 3, granddaughter Annalisia Wilharm told USA TODAY in a written message Saturday. The family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease. A video of the exchange provided to USA TODAY by Wilharm shows a ‘robot’ being used on Monday to tell grandfather and granddaughter that the hospital had run out of effective treatments.

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