There is no denying that technology is here to stay. I am married to an engineer. I hear technology stats all of the time.
We already have robots operating on people. The artificial intelligence reports say that these ‘helpers’ will be programmed with empathetic voices to care for the elderly. I am wondering how successful it will be.
Have to admit we are living in a new world. The future will hold many interesting new ways of life.
Did you ever think we would have Alexa, Google, Cameras in our cars and on and on and on, too much to list.
Anyone remember Rosie the robot maid on The Jetsons? Or Data on Star Trek? Nursing homes will be equipped with artificial intelligence caregivers.
I wonder if any of the elderly will attack them. My godmother with dementia would attack her caregivers in the nursing home.
Many would agree with you. A robot cannot give human interaction. They can fulfill some tasks but not replace a human in that regard. Thanks for your response.
I want you to tell everyone when he loses his license. I also agree that you have an extremely valid reason to sue.
My now deceased SIL sued her radiologist and hospital and won well over a million dollars. She was married to my youngest brother. She went for her mammogram and she did have a malignancy but the hospital failed to tell her about it. She was not a ‘sue happy’ type but she had a valid reason to sue. She was raising two young children and had to quit working when she discovered the cancer. She had a strong case and won.
She detected the tumor while bathing in the shower. It went into stage four. She had bone marrow transplant, both breasts removed and she opted to do breast reconstruction. She was very brave. She went through all of this alone because my brother had an affair while she was in treatment for cancer and divorced her so he could marry the woman he was having the affair with. He totally checked out during her illness.
Ironically, she fought the cancer and beat it, only to die later with lung cancer. She had been a smoker since she was 15.
I can't imagine a competent dentist not providing anesthesia for a root canal, or something like an extraction. They're challenging and painful.
But I would at least file a complaint with the state dental association, and get started on getting this guy out of business.
You might also search online to see if there are other malpractice suits against him. You might be surprised to find there are.
Wow! I am flabbergasted by that dentist and the nurses. You just proved without a shadow of doubt that there are good and bad in ALL professions, right? That makes me furious! I’m so sorry you went through those experiences.
You are right. We learn to be grateful for the good things in our lives and that does become what is most important. I love MidKid as well. She has been such an incredible inspiration to me. She’s amazing! She’s much to modest to admit that but I can say it.
You are an inspiration for not being bitter about those things but I get it about not wanting people like that in the medical field.
I would never want someone to lose a job unjustly. I know that you wouldn’t either but some people don’t belong in their line of work and I was relieved when the nurse was fired. That dentist should lose his medical license.
Regarding my jaw I didn't want to bore anyone as I have mentioned it here but I went through a root canal and was not given any antibiotics. I am 63. 3 days later I woke to one side of my face completely swollen. Then I was put on a mild one and the endodontist worked on the area which was showing obvious infection. He installed a drain in that area. Nothing was changing. 2 days later he switched to a stronger antibiotic. He continued to work on the area for another week. It was extremely painful. Finally after a week he said the tooth had to be extracted. It was but the infection had spread and the 2 teeth next to it also had to be extracted. The oral surgeon kept me on the stronger antibiotic and then he also had to install another drain. A month later the area became swollen again. He went back in under anesthesia. When I came to he said the jaw had fractured. I was then sent to the dental college in my area. The top surgeon said he was admitting me within a couple of days. This had now entered into a medical issue rather than a dental one. Much dead bone had to be removed. I was in surgery for 3 hours. A plate and screws were put in in place of bone that was removed. I was on a PICC line for 6 weeks dealing with infections disease specialists. I am left with an indentation on one side,a lip that droops and alot of numbness. I recently came to find out that the mother of the woman who cuts my hair had root canal surgery by him and also was not prescribed antibiotics. She had to insist on them after hearing my story. If I eat anything but the softest of food I end up biting my lip as it gets in the way since it aligns now with remaining bottom teeth. Needless to say I would like this guy out of business
My two nurse stories. I had my first child at 24. I had never been around babies. After learning about the proper way to change diapers I did one night after nursing my daughter. The night nurse came in and upon hearing that I had changed her basically chastised me as they wanted to weigh her with a wet diaper. It was the middle of the night and I was exhausted. She had been a normal birth weight. My self now wishes I had said "dont you dare speak to me that way". Bad nurse story number 2. Now i am in my early 30's. I had just had emergency abdominal surgery as my intestines had become partially detached from each other. During the week i was hospitalized my period started again in the middle of the night. A nurse comes in and sees the blood on the bed and says"that is so disgusting". How did I allow myself to be spoken to that way. I just know both times I was very vulnerable and shocked I was being treated this way. For these times I wish I had the surveys.
I appreciate all you offer to this forum and hope you find solace with those that have come to know your story and keep you in their thoughts. There are so many here who have endured so much emotional pain. Your story and Mid's come to mind often although I know there are many others who endure so much with parents and less than stellar siblings. I just think all we can do is try to focus on the good we might have in our lives and commend ourselves for survival tactics. You certainly are a great example of that.
You both make good points. River, yeah I know what you mean about being younger and dealing with things. We don’t have the life experience behind us plus I was dealing with the emotional roller coaster of dealing with my fertility issues.
I went through three in vitro fertilization procedures that weren’t successful.
I had surgery that was one for the text books. Three specialists were consulted on my case and it was filmed so medical students could learn from it. I had endometriosis along with other complications.
We think it’s our God given right that we will be able to have children and end up feeling like damaged goods when we can’t have a baby. It’s really tough struggling with fertility issues.
Yeah, my husband was really upset with that nurse. She was standing behind me. It’s a long needle so it has to be injected in the hip. I’ve never weighed more than 105 lbs so I don’t have any fat on me. I feel needle sticks.
I felt the needle go into my hip. She was mad at me when I told her she was giving me too much medicine when she announced the dosage. She got offended that I questioned her then jabbed the needle into my hip. I was concerned but didn’t know it was life threatening until the doctor told me in his office.
Thank God the next morning when the doctor ordered more lab work my results had improved, otherwise he would have had to admit me in the hospital to try and treat it. He said that had only happened to one other patient and she nearly died.
I do want to say that I have the utmost respect for nurses and the work that they do. She was the only one in his office that treated me like that.
I was a long time patient, four years and the rest of the staff treated me very well. It was just that one nurse. She had a horrible attitude and personality. At least she did lose her job and couldn’t do that to anyone else.
We ended up adopting our first daughter. Then seven years later I got pregnant out of the blue. It was a horrible high risk pregnancy with more specialists and an emergency C section. I feel like both of my daughters are miracles.
I like the comment my wise grandpa used to say, “Doctors bury their mistakes!”
You’re right. In some cases, AI is very helpful and might be better than some physicians!
It does make it awkward but sometimes we have to speak up. A nurse overdosed me with fertility drugs when I was younger and trying to start my family. I told her that I had never received that large of an amount of that drug which happened to be the strongest type of the drug. This nurse got down right nasty with me and told me that I had no right to question her. I asked her to please consult with my doctor.
That’s when I spoke up again and said, “Don’t tell me that I don’t have a right! That drug is being injected into my body!” Before I knew it she stuck the needle in my hip and off she went without consulting the doctor like I had requested.
Well, the next day I have my doctor calling me and telling me to bring my husband to his office with me for a talk. He refused telling me over the phone and insisted my husband be there for support.
He admitted that I had been overdosed. He apologized to me. He told me my ovaries were swollen tremendously due to the overdose. He said that my lab results were dangerously high and there was a possibility of me dying due to the overdose. It was scary.
Oh, the nurse. She was fired! So yeah, it is awkward but there are times that we have to speak up. Eh, there may be times that we are not sure what is the best way to handle it.
So sorry about your jaw. That’s a tough one. Oh man, fractured jaw. Not fun! Sounds like torture to me.
This all happened to me last summer. In a brief nutshell the endodontist caused my jaw to fracture with his choice of treatments
Riverdale, w/o knowing the issues of the doctor who worked on your jaw, don't forget that there are statutes of limitation that would apply to any potential legal action.
at the va the first stop is always blood draw . labwork is done onsite and ready in about 45 minutes . the doc has become not much more than a ' case ' manager . more and more trained rn ' s are dispensing and managing meds and treatments .
ive been under the care of a world renowned liver doc from IU for several years -- ive never met him .
i think the old MD is becoming redundant and its just as well what with the ego many of them are known for .
Yours seem to be programmed for the same stupid, repetitive responses as ours, especially the "unexpected item" and "please place your item in the bagging area".
Pray tell, what else what I do with it? (Well, if it's hard enough I might use it as a club to whack the check out module.)
The Kroger chain at least has one that asks before scanning is done whether or not our own bags will be used. Brilliant!
Are you also experiencing commercials with younger people as the "stars"? Sometimes they're even in the annoying, repetitive, ridiculous, baited commercials Big Pharma has been using to monopolize commercial time.
So, those who can afford their likely costly meds has to first convince a doctor to prescribe them (that part is conveniently omitted), then he/she can live a rewarding life and an apparent skill of proficiency in a variety of activities, ranging from shopping to aggressive sports.
There's one though that stands out in contrast. I don't remember what the product is, but it features a woman probably in her late 60s or 70s, dressed to go to the opera, and inferentially living a life just as full as any younger person.
But it must be different if you're under 21 :)
I don’t like those auto checkouts at grocery either. My husband and daughters like them. My niece loves it so when she is visiting I let her do it.
NHWM-I will stick to the old paths and ways as much as possible. Can you imagine what a hug alone does for a lonely person, a robot could not give that same warm feeling to another, no matter how much it is programed to do. It cannot love and care. How horrible for those who already feel lonely and unloved, not to have human touch.
Please place your item in the bagging area.
I did, I already have.
Unexpected item in bagging area.
Unexpected? No it's not! You just told me to put it there!
Please remove your item.
Please remove your item.
[removes items, words not suitable for family websites]
Please place your item in the bagging area.
Calling for assistance.
... I do not relish trying to explain my flu-like symptoms to RoboDoc.
We pay expensive insurance to receive this kind of impersonal service. This is appalling!
What do you think of all of these follow up surveys? Every visit I have with my doc I get a survey with my opinion of the ‘care’ that I received.
" dam , this guy needs some dope or pills or something " .
im talking about your behind .
one ( inaccesible ) wing way up in a top floor is dedicated to indiana university health . i suspect thats the brain center of the place .
doc could be a hologram and it would hardly matter .
I posted this question about AI because I have to admit it is fascinating to think about.
AI is amazing! Not perfect at this point but it can’t be discounted as a means to help in solving certain situations. Yes, there is a long ways to go before it can be fully functional and utilized.
Thanks for the book titles. I want to read those! Post back with the other title please.
Our children and grandchildren have lived in a world full of technology. Look at when we were kids. Geeeeez, so primitive in comparison to theirs. We went to the library. They have the internet at their fingertips!
Hahaha, can you imagine our kids using a rotary phone? Remember pay phones? My daddy always made sure I had a nickel in my purse for a pay phone when I left the house! I’m dating myself! Hahaha
Word is a farce, backward, dysfunctional, definitely not user friendly, which is ironic given that it's a Microsoft creation. Maybe the brains were focused elsewhere, probably on creating ability for MS to exploit users' online activities for ad purposes. Word DEFINITELY needs an AI infusion!
Glad to see another WP aficionado!
On the issue of AI, my niece (in medical grad school) tells me that algorithms are used regularly for various issues in diagnosis and treatment, and supports the use of AI in specific applications.
This I can understand, and support, just as AI could be used for auto mechanics and vehicle problem diagnosis. Where I draw the line is the demarcation from AI support and AI determination and action which could supercede human control.
I've recently read two AI fiction novels that address the possibility of AI functioning beyond its parameters and "running amok", b/c AI can "learn". One was Origin, by Dan Brown, and the other was by another author whose works I read frequently, but right now can't remember his name or the title of the book.
Both address AI achieving a "singularity", a theoretical (for now?) point at which AI advances to the point of making its own decisions, and can advance beyond human control.
I've watched an excellent analysis of this as well as other AI uses in the 2 hour program aired on PBS recently: In the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/in-the-age-of-ai/ . In my opinion, everyone should watch this, and more than once.
It's a 4 section documentary, with the final section being the most unsettling as it reflects the use by the Chinese of AI in monitoring citizens, including the use of key entry AI to determine when citizens leave their apartments/houses, and return. What other data it collects is only a guess as the features were in Chinese. That last segment was like watching one of the horror movies about machines taking over.
Notwithstanding that potential, I still wish AI could be put to better use, more adaptable, functional and programmable.
Oh, and BTW, Tesla's AI operated vehicle smashed into a police car recently. Whether it was AI programming or an operator mistake in using the programming, I'm sure the police officer wasn't pleased to find his vehicle damaged by an artificial intelligence.
I can see AI dispensing medicines, but I'd still be concerned about selection of the right meds for the right person. And I would assume that a person needs to program this function, so that's another concern: people still make mistakes.
I understand that "robots" have been used in surgeries for more than a few years; this could be a real boon in operating rooms. I believe that insulin pumps might have some aspect of AI, and that's certainly helpful in monitoring.
One of the aspects that needs to be seriously addressed in my opinion though is data separation so that AI doesn't have access to patient records to the point of a security breach.
And if AI could change adult Depends and similar underwear, I'm sure many caregivers would love it!