Using a Store-and-Forward System to Provide Global Telemental Health Supervision and Training: A Case from Syria
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Not only in humanitarian conflict settings but throughout the globe, the provision of mental health services has always faced practical difficulties, such as the availability of flexible manpower of supervisors on the ground. Telemental health offers an alternative way to provide clinical supervision and services globally . The use of videoconferencing-based clinical supervision has been reported in studies involving the teaching of medical students , psychiatry residents and fellows , and psychoanalysis candidates . In addition, telemental health educational programs for psychologists and medical professionals are now being proposed .
In this report, we present a global telemental health system that provides clinical consultations and supervision to health care providers in the Syrian humanitarian setting, using store-and-forward technology, as an alternative to videoconferencing. Store-and-forward telemental health utilizes the indirect transmission of electronic text...
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