VR  : Virtual Reality for Veteran Relaxation

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The purpose of this study is to explore novel ways to use Virtual Reality (VR) to reduce resident responsive behaviours and maintain a healthy workforce, which has become a priority for The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (Perley Rideau) as well as for the province of Ontario. The project will involve administering VR therapy to residents (n=40) with responsive behaviours both regularly and targeting episodes of care/treatment. We will explore the impact of VR on responsive behaviours and its contributing factors such as pain, as well as the impact on health care providers (n=80) including injuries, burnout level, absenteeism and turnover rate.