Project leader Uno Fors
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External partners Solvig Ekblad (KI), Ioannis Panzarias (KI) and Olivier Courteille (KI) as well as Richard Mollica (Harvard).
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Project description

We have in collaboration with Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma developed a prototype version of a virtual refugee trauma simulation. In this version, the user can freely interact with a virtual patient (VP) and receive a detailed summative feedback regarding actions taken, their appropriateness and the quality of handling the case.

The Refugee Trauma prototype was tested during a pilot study with 12 participants.

The system was experienced as an engaging and challenging educational activity that significantly contributed to the participants’ increased confidence in solving clinical problems with emotionally distressed patients. The Refugee Trauma system was also highly perceived as a potential reliable assessment tool that could be enhanced by the implementation of a Virtual Advisor, and the use of feedback from the VP’s own perspective.

The project is financed by KI and DSV internal funds as well as on funds given from Harvard and the Italian ISS organization.




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