Virtual reality and avatars in healthcare

Siobhan O'Connor

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Abstract

The editorial summarizes the evolution of virtual reality and its application in a variety of healthcare contexts to improve nursing education, research, and clinical practice. The use of digital avatars in conjunction with virtual reality systems is also discussed, along with the benefits and risks of this emerging technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-528
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Volume28
Issue number5
Early online date7 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 May 2019

Keywords

  • virtual reality
  • avatar
  • ehealth
  • digital health
  • nursing
  • technology
  • healthcare

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