Long-term hospitalization, especially with minimal interpersonal engagement, is associated with risk of delirium and delayed recovery. This study explores the emotional and physiological responses of critically ill children experiencing VR.
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Key Messages: VR proposed alternative for addiction treatment “Researchers developing treatments for addiction are turning to virtual reality and gaming to help patients overcome their lack of impulse control and decrease the relapse rates.” “While there’s no substitute for counselling…it…
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Are Australian Mental Health Services Ready for Therapeutic Virtual Reality? An Investigation of Knowledge, Attitudes, Implementation Barriers and Enablers
Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) has the potential to address the challenges of equitable delivery of evidence-based psychological treatment. However, little is known about therapeutic VR regarding the perspectives and needs of real-world service providers.
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Implementation of Therapeutic Virtual Reality Into Psychiatric Care: Clinicians’ and Service Managers’ Perspectives
Although virtual reality has emerged as a viable digital mental health tool, little is known about the viewpoints of staff working in the mental healthcare space regarding the use of virtual reality for mental health care. This study used thematic analysis to summarise the varying sentiment toward the implementation of virtual reality in practice.
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DR VR in critical care. © Image courtesy of Rescape Innovation. You’ll have been hard pushed not to have heard the word “metaverse” over the past few months. You may not be aware, however, of Big Tech’s increasing…
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The Growing Field of Digital Psychiatry: Current Evidence and the Future of Apps, Social Media, Chatbots, and Virtual Reality
As the COVID-19 pandemic has largely increased the utilization of telehealth, mobile mental health technologies – such as smartphone apps, virtual reality, chatbots, and social media – have also gained attention. These digital health technologies offer the …
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A new report on the value of XR (extended reality) in healthcare points to significant opportunities for the UK, highlighting cost savings and better patient outcomes stemming from the transformative use of immersive technology. “The growing value of XR…