Sylvie Delacroix, The Responses of Medical General Practitioners to Unreasonable Patient Demand for Antibiotics – A Study of Medical Ethics Using Immersive Virtual Reality

February 2016

Sylvie Delacroix

Published in Plos One. Read the full article.

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.

About the author

Sylvie Delacroix is a Reader in Legal Theory and Ethics.