New study launched into virtual reality as therapy for end of life care

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a research study to explore the potential of virtual reality as therapy for people at the end of life.  The study aims to understand how virtual reality impacts on the symptom management of people receiving palliative care.

Length of publication: 1 page


Virtual reality helps hospice patients

May 17, 2017

Source: BBC Inside Out London

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Date of publication: March 2017

Publication type: Video clip

In a nutshell: A hospice in south London is using virtual reality (VR) to help benefit people who are approaching the end of their lives, by allowing them to enjoy experiences they might otherwise be isolated from. It is a joint initiative between Flix Films and Trinity Hospice in Clapham and is one of the many ways medical professionals are now using VR to improve patient well-being.

Length of publication: 8 minutes

Some important notes: A similar project is also taking place at a hospice in Leicester. Details can be viewed here.