Presentation Title

NSU-COM VIRTUAL CLINIC AND ART OBSERVATION CENTER

Location

Steele Auditorium

Format

Event

Start Date

14-2-2014 12:00 AM

Abstract

Objective. Both technology and time limitations in medicine have challenged healthcare to keep humanism in patient care. NSU-COM's innovative solution is providing instructional tools for students to develop observation skills and reinforce the learning using virtual encounters with patients. Background. Student observation skills have declined, with 20 medical schools developing courses or workshops incorporating art observation. NSU-COM developed a pilot program in collaboration with the NSU Museum of Art (MOA) as well as utilizing a 3-D instructional tool in Second Life (SL) virtual world. Methods. During orientation first year students participate in an observation skills experience at the MOA. The observation skills are reinforced in the NSU-COM Virtual Clinic and Art Observation center in second life. This provides a flexible instructional medium where students can practice patient-centered clinical skills in a fun way anywhere and relate this experience to patient care. Students complete pre and post tests. Feedback has been very positive. Results. The results of the pilot program were encouraging and expanding the experience is a first step in teaching students additional ways to improve patient care. Student comments about the experience were decidedly positive and built camaraderie among colleagues. The results of the testing data will be shared with attendees as a basis for expanding inter-professional approaches across HPD. Conclusion. SL virtual world is a way to advance a new pattern in medical education. Using the art museum and virtual world, the potential to create a longitudinal thread through healthcare professions curriculum could be adapted for any of the HPD colleges. SL could foster inter-professional research with in-world discussion and collaboration. Combining SL and Art, Medicine and Observation is a unique and forward thinking way to teach and reinforce the patient experience through cutting edge curriculum. Grants. This study is currently seeking funding at inter-professional level.

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Feb 14th, 12:00 AM

NSU-COM VIRTUAL CLINIC AND ART OBSERVATION CENTER

Steele Auditorium

Objective. Both technology and time limitations in medicine have challenged healthcare to keep humanism in patient care. NSU-COM's innovative solution is providing instructional tools for students to develop observation skills and reinforce the learning using virtual encounters with patients. Background. Student observation skills have declined, with 20 medical schools developing courses or workshops incorporating art observation. NSU-COM developed a pilot program in collaboration with the NSU Museum of Art (MOA) as well as utilizing a 3-D instructional tool in Second Life (SL) virtual world. Methods. During orientation first year students participate in an observation skills experience at the MOA. The observation skills are reinforced in the NSU-COM Virtual Clinic and Art Observation center in second life. This provides a flexible instructional medium where students can practice patient-centered clinical skills in a fun way anywhere and relate this experience to patient care. Students complete pre and post tests. Feedback has been very positive. Results. The results of the pilot program were encouraging and expanding the experience is a first step in teaching students additional ways to improve patient care. Student comments about the experience were decidedly positive and built camaraderie among colleagues. The results of the testing data will be shared with attendees as a basis for expanding inter-professional approaches across HPD. Conclusion. SL virtual world is a way to advance a new pattern in medical education. Using the art museum and virtual world, the potential to create a longitudinal thread through healthcare professions curriculum could be adapted for any of the HPD colleges. SL could foster inter-professional research with in-world discussion and collaboration. Combining SL and Art, Medicine and Observation is a unique and forward thinking way to teach and reinforce the patient experience through cutting edge curriculum. Grants. This study is currently seeking funding at inter-professional level.