TELE MENTAL HEALTH

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, uses electronic communications and information technology to provide and support healthcare when distance separates the participants (Field, 1996). Telemedicine uses various communication methods to connect clinicians and patients in lieu of them meeting in person. The term tele mental health services typically refers to behavioural health services that are provided using communication technology. These services include clinical assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, psycho-educational interventions, cognitive testing, and general psychiatry. The term tele mental health describes the overall situation in which a clinician uses various technologies to deliver mental health care to a patient who is miles away. The major benefit of tele mental health is that it eliminates travel that may be disruptive or costly. In addition, tele mental health is a useful tool in situations, such as in correctional and forensic settings, where it is difficult to transport the patient to a clinician. Tele…

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