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In this episode of MyPal I discuss the potential uses of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare and what this may mean for palliative care. Beyond gaming: virtual reality in healthcare. Claire Bower. BMJ Blogs 2014. http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj-journals-development-blog/2014/03/27/beyond-gaming-virtual-reality-in-healthcare/ What can Oculus Rift do for healthcare?Mike Miliard. HealthcareIT news 2014. http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/what-can-oculus-rift-do-healthcare The future of pain relief? Dutch burns unit trialling new virtual reality computer system that distracts patients from the agony of their wounds. Paul Donnelly, Daily Mail 9th Aug 2014. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2720712/The-future-pain-relief-Dutch-burns-unit-trialling-new-virtual-reality-computer-distracts-patients-agony-wounds.html IS VR CHANGING HEALTHCARE? http://weareformation.com/is-vr-changing-healthcare/ A Survey of Health-Related Activities on Second Life. Leslie Beard et al. J Med Internet Res. 2009 Apr-Jun; 11(2): e17. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2762804/ Virtual reality for the palliative care of cancer. Oyama 1997 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10175345 Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, AmiPal Media 2016. www.amaranwosu.com Music by Purple Planet http://www.purple-planet.com Photo by Jordi Boixareu https://www.flickr.com/photos/jobopa/16696929145/in/photolist-rrs8jH-rrs8mM-3MDfx-qKnTu4-rGanMp-b9mcPi-rpHzg8-rpB6SJ-kSPP9-bi5sXZ-rGatMF-rpHwT2-u74s5N-rGarCk-oAL3wY-6bRG9s-uoDHj8-saUyek-r7ATWe-Q2c6b-n7C2b-6bMx48-72SPhm-oWS4dH-tpyDhR-qrZC-wFc2p5-pcoahT-qrZy-trCizL-oMvrvF-bi5s4a-4XAPsx-rpacFf-riz3TM-pendcM-yNhwvM-iqg34e-w1W2Zr-cLEPq7-a1YL7s-qUsiSS-5V44RG-qUE9Bx-ryZR18-ryTgFf-ryTfNJ-4TkycL-49wC8u-4HYWqe

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