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Telehealth for Inpatient Psychiatry: Strategies in the Age of COVID-19

By: jives | March 26th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Daniel Carlat, MD As I mentioned in my last post on social distancing strategies, these techniques are very difficult on our typically crowded and small inpatient units. The ultimate social distancing technique is to avoid setting foot in the unit, which is where telehealth comes in.  Remote treatment has rapidly become the standard for psychiatr

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Should We Allow Smartphones on the Psych Unit?

By: jives | September 25th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

It’s a bit of dogma that goes rarely challenged in inpatient psychiatry—patients can’t use smartphones. There are multiple reasons for this, ranging from privacy issues (patients might Instagram other patients), clinical issues (patients might isolate themselves and not go to groups), safety issues (they might break and use the screen glass for se

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