Healthy Living

Creative Approaches to Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Improved mood means easier treatment administration

Rather than forcing patients to undergo their cystic fibrosis treatment with little to distract them, caregivers are instead strapping goggles onto their patients’ faces and giving them the chance to immerse themselves in a whole new world, at least for a little while. The medical team has noted that while VR can’t completely mitigate the negative effects a patient experiences from treatments, they do help make them better, at least for a little while. Staff has found that this chance to escape the somewhat depressing reality of treatment in exchange for an exciting new scenery or adventure has helped to boost patients’ moods and make the treatment more endurable.