How virtual reality (VR) is improving end-of-life care

I think this is a great idea and should spread to the states. In your final days, happiness is beyond deserved, it is required. As this is cutting edge technology, not a lot of published journals or even popular media exist on the subject. Most of what is found currently deals with telehealth and remote monitoring. Patients and caregivers alike seek remote mutual support from others who are coping with a terminal illness (Demiris, Oliver, & Wittenberg-Lyles, 2011). Where VR fits this scenario is to provide experiences that can be shared with a support network similar to the description in the previous sentence. At this stage, VR is a near exclusive on-premise function that can be administered by allied health personnel, not necessarily nurses unless there is a problem.

 

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H /T ZDNet UK  – Loros

 

“In the UK, terminally ill patients are being transported from the hospice to other worlds.”

How virtual reality is improving end-of-life care | ZDNet


Demiris, G., Oliver, D. P., & Wittenberg-Lyles, E. (2011). Technologies to Support End of Life Care. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 27(3), 211–217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2011.04.006

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