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Medical Education, Training and Care Delivery in a Virtual World

Medical Education, Training and Care Delivery in a Virtual World (Paperback)

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Medical education, training and care delivery in a virtual world provides a one-stop shop for educators, universities and researchers looking to employ virtual worlds for delivering medical education, training and employ virtual worlds for clinical purposes. The book provides theoretical basis and practical resources for virtual-environment-driven medical education and healthcare. It discusses virtual worlds and their basic characteristics, compares virtual social environments with conventional face-to-face interaction, provides guidance for setting up a virtual world, and discusses issues including the capabilities and suitability of commercial virtual worlds for medical education and healthcare applications, related research efforts, and ethical and financial considerations.

Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesMedical profession Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Publication Date: 01/05/2011 ISBN-13: 9781907568022  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. Kanav Kahol is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Department of Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. He is affiliated with Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix as a research faculty in simulation education and training center (SimET Center). He is also the manager of the Human Symbiosis Laboratory in the department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University. Dr Kahol focuses on development of novel tools for medical education. Some of his research includes development of cognitive simulators, development of take home simulators, development of intelligent tutoring systems for medical education and modifying gaming consoles such as the Nintendo Wii to offer medical training. Dr Kahol's work in virtual worlds revolves around leveraging their potential to offer cognitive training environments for clinical teams and using them for collaborative decision making and developing persuasive environments to ensure better patient compliance. Dr. Kahol's research has been featured in several leading journal and print media including New York Times, BBC, LA Times, Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal. More information about his work can be found at

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