Related Articles What is the role of e-technology in mental health services and psychiatric research?
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2008 Apr;46(4):42-8
Authors: Cleary M, Walter G, Matheson S
In this article, the role of e-technology is explored, with an emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of its use for health care and mental health research. E-technology is broadly understood to include the Internet and related information technologies, and in recent years, its use has grown rapidly. The Internet is a major source of health information, and there is potential to deliver enhanced services through this medium. In addition, e-technology's role in future mental health service delivery and research will continue to expand as increased numbers of consumers, caregivers, health professionals, and the general population go online, particularly as the technology is refined and made even more user friendly.
PMID: 18478808 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]