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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Joanne Southern

A Phenomenological Exploration of Immersive Technology use With People who Have Dementia, and Boundary Crossing Between Health Professional Education and Practice.

Date: 14 June 2021
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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Immersive technology (IMT), such as virtual reality and augmented reality, shows promise as a viable treatment for managing behavioural issues, slowing cognitive decline, and improving quality of life in some older adults with dementia. This research will employ a phenomenological approach to explore the lived experience of health professional educators' experiences of teaching students how to use IMT in dementia care, and of clinician experiences of using IMT in dementia care. It will use a boundary crossing approach to explore the migration of the phenomenon across education and practice boundaries and the implications this has for the care outcomes of older people with dementia.