Using Virtual Reality to Train Nurses for End of Life Care

One of the toughest parts of working in the medical field is supporting a family in an end-of-life situation. You can’t teach a student what to say out of a textbook, nor is it always practical to use a real-life comfort care situation as a “teaching moment.” But a new collaboration between the College of Nursing and the Center for Instructional Innovation at Augusta University is helping students learn this sensitive subject matter in a safe, controlled environment.

The collaboration is called LIVE, or Learning through Interprofessional Virtual Experiences.

LIVE uses virtual reality to train nurses through end-of-life simulation, which teaches them empathy and helps them practice techniques to better support their future patients and families.

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