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Volume 2, Number 2 (2009):

Health and Healthcare

Cover of Issue 2(2) Health

The editorial team for this issue includes:

 

Maged N. Kamel Boulos, University of Plymouth, UK
Maria Toro-Troconis, Imperial College London, UK 

 

Though Second Life has existed since 2002 and there are even other virtual worlds that predate it, most in the health sector are only recently starting to migrate to such platforms, as the technology is gradually maturating and rapidly becoming more affordable and popular. This special issue of JVWR on the theme of '3D Virtual Worlds for Health and Healthcare' provides a good sampler of how healthcare organizations, groups and individuals are currently using virtual worlds such as Second Life(R) and OpenSim-based worlds for a range of clinical and health-related purposes.

Managing Editor Corner

Musings on the State of '3-D Virtual Worlds for Health and Healthcare' in 2009

Maria Toro-Troconis, Maged N. Kamel Boulos

Invited Articles

Virtual Worlds in Health Care Higher Education

Constance M Johnson, Allison A Vorderstrasse, Ryan Shaw

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

The Growth and Direction of Healthcare Support Groups in Virtual Worlds

John Robert Norris

 

Development of a Virtual Reality Coping Skills Game to Prevent Post-Hospitalization Smoking Relapse in Tobacco Dependent Cancer Patients

Paul Krebs, Jack Burkhalter, Shireen Lewis, Tinesha Hendrickson, Ophelia Chiu, Paul Fearn, Wendy Perchick, Jamie Ostroff

 

Does this Avatar Make Me Look Fat? Obesity and Interviewing in Second Life

Elizabeth Dean, Sarah Cook, Michael Keating, Joe Murphy

Research Papers

Development and Evaluation of Health and Wellness Exhibits at the Jefferson Occupational Therapy Education Center in Second Life

Susan Toth-Cohen, Therese Gallagher

Research-in-brief papers

Development of Virtual Patient Simulations for Medical Education

Douglas R Danforth, Mike Procter, Richard Chen, Mary Johnson, Robert Heller

“Think Pieces”

Virtual Worlds, Collective Responses and Responsibilities in Health

Rashid M Kashani, Anne Roberts, Ray Jones, Maged N. Kamel Boulos

 

Pitfalls in 3-D Virtual Worlds Health Project Evaluations: The Trap of Drug-trial-style Media Comparative Studies

Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Inocencio Maramba

 

Towards a virtual doctor-patient relationship: Understanding virtual patients

Vanessa Gamboa González

Assembled (rush to press papers)

Cultural Identity in Virtual Reality (VR): A Case Study of a Muslim Woman with hijab in Second Life(SL)

Methal Mohammed

 

Shaping the ‘Public Sphere’ in Second Life: Architectures of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

Annabel Jane Wharton

 

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Planned Issues

 

Volume 10, Number 2 (2017)
Theme: Real Virtual Relationships
Call: CfP: Relationships
Issue Editors: Richard E. Ferdig (Kent State University, USA), Kristine E. Pytash (Kent State University, USA), Glenn W. Muschert (Miami University, USA)
Publication: Q2 2017
Status: Call closed.

 

 


 

Volume 10, Number 3 (2017)
Theme: EVE Online
Call: CfP: EVE Online
Issue Editors: Kelly Bergstrom (York University, Canada) & Marcus Carter (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Publication: Q4 2017
Status: Call closed.

 


 


 

Volume 11, Number 1 (2018)

Theme: Assembled 2018

Call: CFP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q1 2018
Status: Open. Submit any time.

 

 


 

Volume 11, Number 2 (2018)

Theme: Mindfulness & Flow

CfP: Mind

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q2 2018
Status: Open. Submit proposals.

 

 


 

We are enlisting editors for the theme issues.

 

Suggested Issues

  • Hardware
  • Impact (on People, Places, and Organizations)
  • Money
  • 3D Printing
  • Bleeding innovations

 

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