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