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  • Exploring Healthcare with Second Life
  • Types of information that can be found relating to healthcare support/education and Second Life
    • Mailing lists and Wikis
    • Blogs and Web sites
    • In-world groups
    • Health-related sims
  • Mailing lists and wikis
    • Second Life Mailing Lists [email_address] [email_address]
    • SL Healthy Wiki http://slhealthy.wetpaint.com/
  • Blogs and Websites
    • Health & Medicine in Second Life – HealthInfo Island Blog http://healthinfoisland.blogspot.com/
    • Daneel Ariantho’s Laboratory – Healthcare, Chemistry and Pharmacy in Second Life Blog http://daneelariantho.wordpress.com/
    • Nursing Education Simulation in Second Life http://nesimsl.blogspot.com/ http://jsvavoom.blogspot.com/
    • SimTeach - http://www.simteach.com/
    • Counseling Center in Second Life - http://www.slcounseling.org/
    • Virtual Ability, Inc. - http://virtualability.org/
    • Second Health - http://secondhealth.wordpress.com/
  • In-world groups
    • SL Healthy- In-world component to the SL healthcare compendium wiki website
    • Nursing Students of SL - This group is for all Nursing students, whether their curriculum is RN, LPN, CNA, MSN, BSN, in Second Life who are seeking fellow students for help with NCLEX/HESI questions, critical thinking scenarios, or advice for performing in clinicals
  • Support groups within Second Life
    • Support for Healing Island
    • Virtual Ability -- helping those with disabilities
    • Wellness Island -- Mental Health support group.
    • Cystic Fibrosis meeting and educational area
    • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's SL office.
    • Transgender issues – meeting and resource Area.
    • Multiple Sclerosis Society Office
    • Autism Liberation Front
    • American Cancer Society / Relay for Life
    • Cape Able area oriented towards those with disabilities
    • Alternative Healing
    • And a host of others…..
  • A small sample of healthcare-related sims
    • SL Medical Library
    • The Ann Myers Medical Center
    • Healthinfo Island
    • Palomar West Medical Center
    • Imperial College London Polyclinic
    • Heart Murmur Sim
  • Second Life Medical Library 2.0
    • A group of librarians and interested people working together to provide library services in Second Life and to share ideas about how we can better do this. Part of Second Life Library 2.0.
    • CONTACT IN SL: Namro Orman, Coordinator, Electronic Services of the Central Medical Library of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands
  • The Ann Myers Medical Center
    • Training first life med students, nursing students and psychology students in a virtual world. Conducting medical and research collaboration with individuals worldwide. Medical consultations are available with RL board-certified Physicians and Psychologists
    • AMMC is a part of the Sprott-Shaw College Training Center.
    • The Ann Myers Medical Center was established to test the virtual possibilities in the training of RL medical and nursing students. Students will be primarily focusing on conducting proper history/physicals and becoming proficient at reading telemetry outputs.
  • Healthinfo Island
    • Funded by the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network/National Library of Medicine (GMR NN/NLM) through a grant written by Lori Bell, of the Alliance Library System, Illinois, librarians at Healthinfo Island in Second Life explore the provision of consumer health information services in a virtual environment. The island is home to a consumer health library and a medical library, as well as virtual outposts or displays run by the National Library of Medicine's Special Information Services, contractors for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and our newest building, the Accessibility Center. This center houses another GMR NN/NLM funded project with the aim of encouraging awareness of vision, mobility, learning, and other disabilities.
  • Palomar West Hospital
    • The virtual hospital has been created to showcase the rich assortment of design and technology innovations planned for the real world Palomar West Medical Campus in San Diego, California, and to gather feedback that will be used to enhance the way that care is delivered. The immersive quality of Second Life allows visitors to experience the progressive ‘nature-embracing’ design of the hospital first hand. Visitors will also be able to experience ‘Connected Hospital’ technologies that will be delivered in the real hospital by Cisco.
  • Imperial College London Polyclinic Working in conjunction with the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Imperial College London (ICL) has created a virtual hospital and a series of ‘machinima’ documentary films that describe what healthcare of the future could look like. This is an experimental, innovative and efficient means of communicating complex healthcare messages as well as illustrating what healthcare of the future could look like.
  • Heart Murmur Sim
    • Provides several examination rooms with anatomy posters, diagnosis touch pads and sound touch pads that educate about several types of heart sounds.
  • Other Examples in Healthcare
    • Person-to-Person Interaction Demonstration: Patient Exam Role-Play
      • Students may get the experience of interacting with patients and other healthcare professionals thru role playing in a safe environment
      • Following the role play students may discuss and reflect on their experiences and how it will shape their future encounters
      • http://www2.kumc.edu/tlt/SLEDUCAUSESW2005/SLPresentationOutline.htm
  • More Examples
    • Play2Train: An Idaho Bioterrorism Awareness and Preparedness Program
      • http:// www.Ibapp.org /
    • Attending Medical School in Virtual Reality
      • http://student.bmj.com/issues/07/12/news/431.php
    • The Centers for Disease Control
      • Share public health information via “Hygeia Philo” (lover of health)
      • http://www.social-marketing.com/blog/2006/11/cdcs-second-life.html
  • And, more examples
    • Genetics in Second Life
      • Created by a medical student at the Univ of Debrecen
      • http://scienceroll.com/2007/04/11/genetics-in-second-life/
    • Virtual Hallucinations Project at University of California at Davis
      • http://www.smh.com.au/news/biztech/look-whos-got-a-second-life/2006/12/05/1165080887728.html
  • Questions and Comments?
    • Contact information:
    • Debbi Duncan
    • Academic Librarian
    • Polk Library, UW Oshkosh
    • [email_address]
    • 920-424-0371