Virtual Reality Use and Patient Outcomes in Palliative Care

While virtual reality is increasingly used in healthcare settings, there is limited knowledge on how virtual reality use in palliative care impacts patients’ outcomes. Moloney and colleagues (2023) sought to answer the research question, “What knowledge and evidence exists in the literature on virtual reality use in palliative care, particularly in relation to biopsychosocial patient outcomes?” This scoping review includes 10 papers reporting on virtual reality use and patient outcomes in palliative care. While the evidence includes positive data on useability, feasibility and acceptability of virtual reality in palliative care, evidence regarding biopsychosocial patient outcomes is limited. Read more…



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