Barbie May Help Physicians, Patients Have More Productive Telehealth Visits

April 5, 2024


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5-15 mins
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At the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, one physician found a way to help pediatric patients demonstrate different joint movements using a Barbie doll. While on telehealth appointments with patients, Alecia Daunter, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at U-M Health, found that verbally explaining how she wanted her patients to move their bodies was often challenging, sometimes leading to poorer quality visits and frustration.

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