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Virtual World Helps With Palliative Care

Moments after he was told he had just 12 months to live, Gold Coast electrician Geoff Davey suited up and went back to work. Instead of tears, the 45-year-old larrikin resolved to approach his brain cancer diagnosis by living life as he had always done – with laughs and a bit of fishing. Nineteen months on and limited to short outings, Mr Davey can still land a catch with the help of new virtual reality simulation therapy. The Gold Coast-first initiative courtesy of the Gold Coast Health palliative care unit allows patients to tick off bucket-list items in the comfort of their own home. Through virtual reality headsets, patients can choose from a number of virtual experiences, from fishing, walking through a forest, or an adrenaline-based activity.

Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
Virtual Reality Bucket List For Palliative Care Patients
JULY 8, 2020: GOLD COAST, QLD. Patient Geoff Davey...
By Glenn Hampson
08 July, 2020
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