Tag Archives: Empathetic Education

Social workers are using VR to experience the lives of children in care (incl. video)

“A trial conducted by social enterprise The Cornerstone Partnership has yielded promising results in enabling social care workers to better understand the trauma of children in care.

A year-long trial that saw virtual reality programs implemented across multiple local authorities and social care organisations in the UK has shown that immersive VR experiences used in social care training enabled frontline staff to gain a better understanding of the trauma and neglect children in care have experienced.

This, in turn, led to improvements in the communication between children and their carers.”

Image & video by VISYON

By Ben Sullivan at the Big Issue

Read more: https://www.bigissue.com/latest/social-workers-are-using-vr-to-experience-the-lives-of-children-in-care/

Virtual Dementia Experience Aims to Change Alzheimer’s Care (video) via @UploadVR

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“Developed in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, the Virtual Dementia Experience (or VDE) is a pioneering effort in the field of ‘empathetic education.’

The Virtual Dementia Experience (VDE) simulates the effects of aging and dementia in a virtual environment, so that cognitively intact people can gain an appreciation of the issues confronting people with dementia.”

By Will Mason at Upload VR

Read more: http://www.uploadvr.com/award-winning-virtual-dementia-experience-aims-to-change-the-way-we-approach-alzheimers-care-with-empathetic-education/