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Virtual Reality allows health care workers to experience patient’s perspective

Halifax: A study published in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences suggests that the use of virtual reality (VR) may be effective in eliciting empathy in medical radiation technologists (MRTs). Researchers concluded that VR may provide an effective tool for health care workers to experience the perspective of care recipients. 

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Statement from IWK Health on the Tragedy at the Kamloops Residential School

The Board of Directors, staff, physicians and volunteers of IWK Health are deeply saddened by the discovery of 215 children’s bodies at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Our collective thoughts are with the members of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation, as well as all Indigenous communities across Canada at this difficult time.

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Researchers compile mounting research on Covid variants

Halifax: With concerns over the increased transmission of COVID-19 variants around the world, a team of IWK Health, Nova Scotia Health and Dalhousie University researchers is gathering information about the variants as fast as it is published. The rapid scoping review aims to compile current evidence as it becomes available to better inform both public health measures and health system arrangements.

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