“When hospice nurse Laurie McKay arrived at the emergency room, her patient — a man in his early sixties with terminal cancer and now a fractured hip — told her: “I knew you would be coming someday, but today my wife and I were supposed to be getting on a cruise ship.”

McKay, who is chief nursing educator for Continuum Care Hospice based in the San Francisco Bay Area, didn’t want the couple to miss out on that last cruise to Alaska together, so she turned to a tool that Continuum had started using with its patients — virtual reality…”

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