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Virtual reality-based medical training and assessment: The multidisciplinary relationship between clinicians, educators and developers.
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PMID:  22250676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: The current focus on patient safety and evidence-based medical education has led to an increased interest in utilising virtual reality (VR) for medical training. The development of VR-based systems require experts from different disciplines to collaborate with shared and agreed objectives throughout a system's development process. Both the development of technology as well as the incorporation and evaluation of relevant training have to be given the appropriate attention. Aim: The aim of this article is to illustrate how constructive relationships can be established between stakeholders to develop useful and usable VR-based medical training systems. Methods: This article reports a case study of two research projects that developed and evaluated a VR-based training system for spinal anaesthesia. Results: The case study illustrates how close relationships can be established by champion clinicians leading research in this area and by closely engaging clinicians and educators in iterative prototype design throughout a system's development process. Conclusion: Clinicians and educators have to strive to get more involved (ideally as champions of innovation) and actively guide the development of VR-based training and assessment systems. System developers have to strive to ensure that clinicians and educators are participating constructively in the developments of such systems.
Erik Lövquist; George Shorten; Annette Aboulafia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical teacher     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1466-187X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Teach     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909593     Medline TA:  Med Teach     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Limerick , Ireland.
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