Radical Research Summit 2017 | 2017 Radical Research Summit - Bernie Garrett
Dr. Garrett is a professor at UBC, School of Nursing. He was a renal Clinical Nurse Specialist for 15 years before becoming a nurse educator. He holds a PhD in information Science, and prior to his current appointment he was Department Head of Critical & Specialist Care at Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. His current work focuses on VR and AR in clinical and educational applications, and the use of deceptive and non-evidence based practices in contemporary healthcare.
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Academic Speaker - Bernie Garrett

2017 Radical Research Summit Virtual Reality as an Adjunctive Therapeutic Measure for Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is a significant health issue affecting millions of Canadians daily. VR environments are hypothesized to reduce pain via non-pharmacologic distractive mechanisms.

An exploratory study undertaken in 2016 used a case series to examine the value of VR as an adjunctive therapy for chronic pain patients in their own homes. Ten chronic pain patients received VR therapy for 30 minutes on alternate days for 1 month. Several VR experiences were used and pre and post-exposure (immediately afterwards, at 3 hrs, 24 hrs, and weekly) pain and functional assessment was undertaken using established pain assessment tools. Half of the patients reported that pain was reduced during the VR experience. VR was not associated with any serious adverse events, although 60% of patients reported some mild cyber-sickness. This study has provided the groundwork for a follow up Randomized Controlled Trial in 2017 with cancer patients with chronic pain.

2017 Radical Research Summit Bernie Garrett, UBC School of Nursing

Dr. Garrett is a professor at UBC, School of Nursing. He was a renal Clinical Nurse Specialist for 15 years before becoming a nurse educator. He holds a PhD in information Science, and prior to his current appointment he was Department Head of Critical & Specialist Care at Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. His current work focuses on VR and AR in clinical and educational applications, and the use of deceptive and non-evidence based practices in contemporary healthcare.

Friday, September 29th

Radical Research Summit - Bernie Garrett

2017 Radical Research Summit Summit Speakers