Challenges and practical considerations in applying virtual reality in medical education and treatment

Joint Authors

Baniasadi, Tayebeh
Ayyub Zadah, Sayyid Muhammad
Mohammad Zadah, Niloofar

Source

Oman Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 35, Issue 3 (31 May. 2020)10 p.

Publisher

Oman Medical Specialty Board

Publication Date

2020-05-31

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

10

Main Topic

Medicine

Topics

Abstract EN

Despite the benefits of using virtual reality (VR) in medical education and treatment, some challenges and limitations result in the uselessness or misuse of this technology.

Therefore, recognizing potential challenges related to VR might be helpful in the strategic decision-making process to implement and develop this technology in the healthcare field.

Accordingly, our review aimed to determine the challenges associated with the application of VR in the field of medical education and treatment.

We searched Science Direct, Google Scholar, and PubMed databases for relevant papers using a defined search query.

We restricted the search to articles in English or Persian language published by the end of 2018.

The main challenges of developing and using VR with educational and therapeutic objectives are categorized as general and specific.

General challenges include reduced face-to-face communications, education, cost challenges, users’ attitudes, and specific challenges such as designing, safety considerations, VR side effects, evaluation, and validation of VR applications.

Challenges related to VR will have different effects, thus identifying each of them helps to determine the solutions for each challenge.

Also, it is suggested to develop and update laws, standards, and protocols, which play an important role in increasing the effective application of VR at the national level.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Baniasadi, Tayebeh& Ayyub Zadah, Sayyid Muhammad& Mohammad Zadah, Niloofar. 2020. Challenges and practical considerations in applying virtual reality in medical education and treatment. Oman Medical Journal،Vol. 35, no. 3.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965095

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Baniasadi, Tayebeh…[et al.]. Challenges and practical considerations in applying virtual reality in medical education and treatment. Oman Medical Journal Vol. 35, no. 3 (May. 2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965095

American Medical Association (AMA)

Baniasadi, Tayebeh& Ayyub Zadah, Sayyid Muhammad& Mohammad Zadah, Niloofar. Challenges and practical considerations in applying virtual reality in medical education and treatment. Oman Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 3.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965095

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-965095