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Title: How virtual worlds can support collaboration and engagement in healthcare
Author: Taylor, Michael James
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2013
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Computer-generated, web-based environments, known as 'virtual worlds', allow for novel and innovative methods of high-quality remote interaction. Virtual worlds have been used in various organisational contexts, including healthcare, though there remains potential for new ways that they may be used to facilitate non-clinical healthcare-related interacitons. This Thesis investigated use of virtual worlds to improve collaboration and engagement in healthcare. Results of research detailed here contribute to new understanding of how interpersonal interactions are altered in a virtual world context, and of drivers, barriers and implications of possible use of virtual worlds in a number of non-clinical healthcare-related contexts, which had not previously been empirically tested.
Supervisor: Vlaev, Ivo ; Paraskeva, Paraskevas ; Reed, Julie Sponsor: Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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