Virtual reality and avatars in healthcare

Siobhan O'Connor

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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
Issue number5
Early online date7 May 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 May 2019


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


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