Medical & Psychological Sites In Second Life

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  • 1. Medical & Psychological Sites in Second Life: Mind, Body & Spirit Elisabeth Jacobsen Library Director, Trinitas Hospital Elizabeth, New Jersey ILC Monterey, California Oct 30, 2007
  • 2. Clinical Education & Training in SL…
  • 3. Virtual Training Hospitals
    • * Ann Myers Medical Ctr
    • College of Radiology & Allied Health
  • 4. Why?
    • Immersive environment
    • Interactive: voice/chat
    • Networking: global
    • Safe patient simulations
    • Recreates RL w/o limits
    • Scripted
    • Unscripted
  • 5. Who?
    • * Attendings
    • * Residents
    • * Interns
    • * Students
    • * Nurses
    • * Allied Health
  • 6. What do they do?
    • Case presentations
    • Class discussions
    • Patient scenarios
    • Continuing Education
  • 7. Exploring Virtual Applications
    • Benefits :
      • international collaboration
      • potential real life patient - doctor interaction
      • unrestricted by real life limitations
      • encourages thinking “out of the box”
      • Drawbacks :
        • Unreliable internet connections
        • Unpredictable problems in-world:
          • * Griefing
          • lag
          • rolling startups
          • SL bugs
  • 8. A day in the life of a virtual doctor…
  • 9. College of Allied Health & Sciences
    • hands-on learning with interactive exhibits
    • online classes
      • CE
      • Certification
    • variety of classes offered
      • phlebotomy class, lectures & labs
      • EKG readings & labs
      • chemistry labs
      • biology labs
  • 10. Traditional and non-traditional tools for learning
  • 11. The Imperial College of London’s Virtual Hospital
  • 12. Marketing Strategy: from RL to SL to RL
    • * Promotional
    • * Limited CH education
    • * Limited development
    • * Links to RL
    • * Showcase
  • 13. Target Training & Education
  • 14. The Virtual Neurological Education Ctr
    • VNEC
    • Educational tools
    • Interactive simulations
    • Consumer Health
    • Professional
    • Referring links
    • Free
  • 15. VNEC Interactive Motor Simulations
  • 16. Information in a box…
  • 17. Emergency Preparedness Training in SL: Play2Train
    • Interactive role playing designed to support:
      • Incident Command System
      • Tabletop exercises
      • Emergency Services
      • Simple Triage training
      • Risk Communication
  • 18. Dioramas: full scale replicas for scenario training
    • Pandemics: Influenza
    • Natural Disasters
    • Bioterrorism
      • practice preparedness & response
      • Quarantine training
        • mobile care facilities
        • triage
        • treatment
        • Audience:
          • Clinical
          • Police, Fire, EMS
          • Administration
          • Local & State officials
          • business leaders
          • community
  • 19. Recognizing the importance of research…
    • Play2Train’s Interactive Medical Library
  • 20. Custom design Learning: Hyperstring
    • Designers for hire
    • State of the art virtual classrooms
    • Closed learning environment
    • Limited only by imagination
    • and $$$
  • 21. Health Info Island: A growing mission and vision
    • Consumer Health information
    • Education
    • Clinical research
    • Reference links
    • CME
    • Directory of research/education groups in SL
    • Experiment & develop new ways of interaction & communication
  • 22. The Virtual Medical Library
    • Designed by Librarians
      • Consumer Health
      • Professionals
      • Partnerships: NLM & NIH
      • Not staffed
        • Chatbot
        • QuestionPoint
  • 23. Leading to Water: links to information …
  • 24. Psychological Support in SL
  • 25. What is Cybertherapy?
    • Defined as the use of computer technology to provide mental health services
        • Different than traditional therapy
          • Utilizes new forms of communication
            • Internet: email, webcam
            • Phone
        • Avatar therapy
          • Use of avatar to explore issues
            • Gender identification, Phobias, Disability,
            • Addictions, Social isolation and more…
  • 26. Virtual Mental Health Services
      • ** Advantages:
      • Anonymous if desired
      • Provides for those who are ill, do not have a car or can’t drive
      • simulates traditional face-to-face therapy through avatars
      • ** Disadvantages:
      • - internet connection woes
      • - time zones
      • - lack of physical cues
      • - lack of inflection if not using voice communication
  • 27. SL Mental Health Support: Discussion Groups, Individual Therapy
  • 28. Professional Help for a fee or self-help for free
    • Fee based Counseling
    • The Centering Place Library: “notecard” books
  • 29. At MD Kiosk: videos available for free or purchase. Learning about anxiety
  • 30. Prepared with the help of Brielle Coronet