Alissa R. JD, MPH,
On Call and Online: Socio-historical, Legal, and Ethical
Implications of E-mail for the Patient-Physician Relationship Journal of
American Medical Association, Volume 280(15) 21 October 1998 pp 1353-1359.
Accession number 00005407-199810210-00033.
Stephen M. MD; Wyatt, Jeremy C. MRCP, DM, FACMI.
The Origin, Content, and
Workload of E-mail Consultations. Accession Number
- Read about
online counseling for substance abuse.
- Read about
- Griffiths KM, Christensen H.
Quality of web based information on treatment of depression: cross sectional survey.
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Why Plan Emails?
Effective online counseling requires that you think through various
types of patients and their potential needs. Your plans should anticipate
that true relationships are built over time and therefore you need to
trace the emails you would send your customers over time. Read the
article on involving family members in care of patients, imagine
pathways not anticipated and give at least 4 sequenced emails that might
be used by the clinician depending on different responses from the
clients and their family members.
Make sure the pathway you have imagined is not listed in the reading.
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- Tate, Deborah F. PhD. Jackvony, Elizabeth H. MPH. Wing, Rena R. PhD.
Effects of Internet Behavioral Counseling on Weight Loss in Adults at Risk for
Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Trial. JAMA. 289(14):1833-1836, April 9, 2003.
Accession Number: 00005407-200304090-00033
- Tate DF, Wing RR, Winett RA.
Using Internet technology to deliver a behavioral weight loss program. JAMA.
2001;285:1172–1177. Accession Number: 00005407-200103070-00025
- Glasgow RE, Toobert DJ.
Brief, computer-assisted diabetes dietary self-management counseling: effects on
behavior, physiologic outcomes, and quality of life. Med Care.
2000;38:1062–1073. Accession Number: 00005650-200011000-00002
- Piette, John D. PhD *. Weinberger, Morris PhD +. McPhee, Stephen J. MD ++.
The Effect of Automated Calls With Telephone Nurse Follow-Up on Patient-Centered
Outcomes of Diabetes Care: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Medical Care.
38(2):218-230, February 2000. Accession Number:
See what it takes
for a clinician to send an email
Administration On Aging
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Calls to computers treat
Clinical Pastoral Education Residency
DoD Caregiver's Guide
Institute on Aging
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Institute on Drug Abuse
National Substance Abuse Web Index
Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
National Coalition of Homicide Survivors
Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Online doctor offices
Oklahoma City Bombing: A Psychiatrist's Experience
- Psych Net,
service of American Psychological Association (APA)
Prevention of Youth Violence:
help with quitting smoking
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Suicide and Sudden Loss: Crisis Management in the Schools
Youth Suicide Prevention Programs: A Resource Guide
physicians delivers most care by email and phone calls