Television in a hospital room can comfort a patient and family but distract a medical team, writes Wyatt, a medical resident, who chronicles his professional and personal challenges at Foggy Bottom Lantern. Those challenges can include ignoring a TV. An excerpt:
Where the television can really become a problem, though, is when there is an item of intense interest to the medical team on the T.V. Instead of paying attention to the patient, team members will steal glances up at the screen, straining their peripheral vision in an effort to discreetly absorb as much information as possible …
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