Video games have been primarily used for recreational purposes, however over the last few years the healthcare field has taken an interest in them. Traditionally, video games were primarily used for recreational purposes but as technology has evolved, video games are now being used to improve patient health outcomes and improve the way physicians and medical professionals practice medicine. While there may be some adverse effects associated with gaming, the benefits outweigh them. This paper discusses the positive impact video games have had in healthcare including, medical training, anxiety management, and physical therapy.
Level Up: The Use of Video Games in Healthcare,
DePaul J. Health Care L.
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