In recent years, virtual reality simulation gained interest as a novel technique for healthcare education, empowering patients, and enhancing rehabilitation. There is a shortage of evidence to evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability, and usefulness of virtual reality simulation, despite a handful of articles investigating virtual reality simulation on motivation, knowledge, and satisfaction. The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of virtual reality in EU healthcare regarding empowering patients and enhancing rehabilitation.
In our review, we involved English studies from common databases such as Pubmed/MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library with the keywords “virtual reality,” “healthcare,” and “Patients,” combined with keywords, involving “Rehabilitation.” The end date for this review is July 2023. Virtual reality is being used by medical professionals to improve patient care and enhance training for physicians and medical students. In terms of skills, knowledge, empathy, and confidence, several studies based on medical education have demonstrated beneficial results. In addition, virtual reality has become a viable tool for clinical patient care. Virtual reality provides positive results in rehabilitation programs and mental health.