Surgical training using simulation

Kneebone, Roger; Aggarwal, Rajesh
May 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;5/23/2009, Vol. 338 Issue 7705, p1220
Academic Journal
An editorial is presented which explores the practicality of using virtual reality simulation methods for training surgery techniques. The author considers research findings regarding the benefits of virtual reality simulation training in the article "Effect of virtual reality training on laparoscopic surgery: randomised controlled trial," by C. R. Larsen, in the 2009 issue, vol. 338. The costs of using simulators for surgical training, the ethics of training surgeons on patients, and issues of team building among surgery groups are also discussed.


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