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Using Virtual Reality In Medical Education To Teach Empathy, Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara J. Swartzlander, Marilyn R. Gugliucci Oct 2018

Using Virtual Reality In Medical Education To Teach Empathy, Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara J. Swartzlander, Marilyn R. Gugliucci

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

Objective: The project adopted technology that teaches medical and other health professions students to be empathetic with older adults, through virtual reality (VR) software that allows them to simulate being a patient with age-related diseases, and to familiarize medical students with information resources related to the health of older adults.

Methods: The project uses an application that creates immersive VR experiences for training of the workforce for aging services. Users experience age-related conditions such as macular degeneration and high-frequency hearing loss from the patient's perspective. Librarians and faculty partner to integrate the experience into the curriculum, and students go ...


Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond Apr 2013

Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective: Research vessels coordinated by the United States University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (US-UNOLS) collect data which are considered important oceanographic science research products. The NSF-funded Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) project aims to improve access to these data and diminish barriers to their use. One aspect of the R2R project has been to develop a shipboard scientific event logging system, Eventlogger, which incorporates best practice guidelines, controlled vocabularies, a cruise metadata schema, and a scientific event log. Eventlogger facilitates the eventual ingestion of datasets into oceanographic data repositories for subsequent integration and synthesis by investigators. The careful use of controlled ...