Thursday, November 17, 2011

it's a digital world...

Saw a lovely twenty something new dad in the clinic today, walk-in visit for Tdap to protect his sweet new son against the woes of pertussis... asked for a photo of the baby, and was treated to a video of his scheduled repeat C-Section birth. Wow... in all detail. As a former labor and delivery nurse, I felt honored to share in the viewing, and also quite struck at the place that digital recordings have come to take in our lives and in medicine. I'm sure the Mother greatly appreciated Dad's recording so she could re-live the action on the other side of the OR drape later.. and I feel special to have been offered a peek at the special moment as well.

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