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Good People: I'm a literature and film guy and feel strange posting on this topic! But I am one of the few visible Second Life faculty on my campus, and, so, I was approached by two graduate students in Lehigh's new Healthcare Systems Engineering MA program (http://www.lehigh.edu/ise/hse.html) to do an independent study project on "Virtual Reality and Health Care." They say their advisor is not aware of such applications. Now I have collected a few references here and there as I have explored SL, but I wonder if more knowledgeable people than I on these lists might shotgun suggestions for sites to visit and key people to contact. The summer semester is, of course, short, and these suggestions could really jump-start their work. Much appreciated, as always. Ed Gallagher (aka EdwardScholarhands) ejg1@lehigh.edu -- Edward J. Gallagher Professor of English http://www.lehigh.edu/~ejg1/ejg1.html ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Tacoma did the first big one on Nursing that I'm aware of, but others have followed - some oldies, some still likely going. From presentations at Educause National Meetings, the key seems to be having some "scripting guys" to help with the simulations, then some sort of Role Play scenario. I recall from being In-World at the time that the scripters were '04's (meaning old hands with SL). Tacoma did an emergency room scenario where there was an "Adverse outcome" for the patient. Right after the simulation in the operating theater, they went to a court house and adjudicated the event in front of a judge. Part of the lesson was to teach Nurses that they, like Doctors need insurance. Some small percentage that would have bought insurance before the simulation turned into a huge percentage afterwards. Ask any practicing Nurse and they'll say "Of course I have insurance." Lesson taught. High energy and significant work to pull it off, but it did seem to be an interesting addition to their program. Searches on Health Care in Second Life along with Nursing in Second Life will be fruitful: http://news.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080811/NW02/108110084 http://www.nursingsimulation.org/article/S1876-1399%2811%2900058-2/abstract http://www.nursingsimulation.org/article/S1876-1399%2810%2900148-9/abstract http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland09/procs/honey-interactiv... http://www.geteducated.com/hot-careers/healthcare-a-nursing/339-online-n... http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/04/08/3869094/nursing-students-can-lea... Real papers have finally showed up (vs. the early days of anecdotes and conference presentations). Eric Larson, Ph.D. BATO Server Management University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 815 Enderis Hall PO Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413 Phone: (414) 229-6286
A local manufacturing company, Astro Engineering, does the hardware and integration for a laparascopic surgery simulator (the software is Israeli).  The surgeon looks through an eyepiece into a simulated surgical field and manipulates instruments as though they were inserted though incisions in a real patient.

There are a couple of nursing sims in SL, and a physician at a medical school has a diagnosis sim where you interview a virtual patient, order lab tests, and make a diagnosis.  It's been a while and I've forgotten their names, unfortunately.  

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From:        Ed Gallagher <ejg1@LEHIGH.EDU>
To:        VW@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Date:        07/09/2012 04:21 PM
Subject:        [VW] Virtual Reality and Health Care
Sent by:        The EDUCAUSE Virtual Worlds Constituent Group Listserv <VW@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>



Good People:

I'm a literature and film guy and feel strange posting on this topic!  
But I am one of the few visible Second Life faculty on my campus, and,
so, I was approached by two graduate students in Lehigh's new Healthcare
Systems Engineering MA program (http://www.lehigh.edu/ise/hse.html) to
do an independent study project on "Virtual Reality and Health Care."  
They say their advisor is not aware of such applications.  Now I have
collected a few references here and there as I have explored SL, but I
wonder if more knowledgeable people than I on these lists might shotgun
suggestions for sites to visit and key people to contact.  The summer
semester is, of course, short, and these suggestions could really
jump-start their work.  Much appreciated, as always.

Ed Gallagher (aka EdwardScholarhands)
ejg1@lehigh.edu

--
Edward J. Gallagher
Professor of English
http://www.lehigh.edu/~ejg1/ejg1.html

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Message from lindyaustralia@gmail.com

Hi Ed
I have just completed a project for the University of  New England in Australia. I was making scenario based machinima for developing counselling skills in pharmacy and social work students. 

This page on my wiki might have some starting points that could help.

regards
Lindy aka Decka Mah in SL

Lindy Orwin, PhD
Cell: 360 536 5047 (USA)
Email: lindyaustralia@gmail.com
Web: http://lindyorwin.com



We have a presentation on this topic at SIDLIT, a local instructional technology conference - Second Life As Instructional Technology: Using A Virtual World For Health Education
 
Abstract: This session will include a panel of people using Second Life as an instructional technology for academic learners as well as for the general population. Second Life, is a 3-D virtual reality technology that is publically available for gaming. Three projects will be introduced that utilize this gaming program for instructional purposes. One project involved occupational and physical therapy students developing skills in home assessment and home modification recommendations. Another was designed for health informatics students to recognize and organize information embedded within a health care environment. A third project aimed at helping people to develop healthy nutrition behaviors and to manage weight. Participants in this session are invited to view demonstrations and to engage in discussions of each of the projects. (Presenters: Tennille Fincham, Dory Sabata, Carla Sabus, Debra Sullivan, Judith Warren, and LaVerne Manos).
 
We also have several publications about our SL work in health and medical education:
 

Warren, J. J., Connors, H. R. & Trangenstein, P. A. (2011). A paradigm shift in simulation: Experiential learning in Second Life. In V. K. Saba & K. A. McCormick, Essentials of Nursing Informatics (pp. 619-631). New York: McGraw Hill. (http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071743715)

Antonacci, D. M. & Gerald, S. P. (2010). Procedural training in Second Life: University of Kansas Medical Center case study. In A. Heiphetz & G. Woodill, Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds (pp. 165-172). New York: McGraw Hill.

Gerald, S. P. & Antonacci, D. M. (2009). Virtual world learning spaces: Developing a Second Life operating room simulation. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 32(1). (http://www.educause.edu/library/EQM0914/)

Antonacci, D. M. & Modaress, N. (2008). Envisioning the educational possibilities of user-created virtual worlds. AACE Journal, 16(2), 115-126. (http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Reader.ViewAbstract&paper_id=24253)

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