Orla Madonald and Dr Katharine Smith talked about their experiences and perspectives about using digital technology to enhance clinical pharmacy and mental healthcare services for people who have mental illnesses at the Digital Innovation in Mental Health 2020 conference on 5-6 August 2020.
Dr Katharine Smith gave a talk entitled ‘Digital technologies and telepsychiatry: an evidence-based synthesis of current guidance in the context of COVID-19’ for the Data Science for Mental Health Interest Group based at The Alan Turing Institute in London on Thursday 18 June 2020.
Dr Katharine Smith answers some of the most common questions about the Oxford Precision Psychiatry Lab’s evidence based guidance on COVID-19 and mental health.
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COVID-19 and mental health: a transformational opportunity to apply an evidence-based approach to clinical practice and research
This is an editorial which explores the use of evidence-based techniques to extract and synthesise available guidance to address real-world questions and dilemmas for clinicians in mental health in the context of COVID-19. The paper presents the rationale and methodology for the guidance tables produced by the Oxford Precision Psychiatry Lab.
COVID-19 and Telepsychiatry: Development of Evidence-Based Guidance for Clinicians
A comprehensive synthesis of the available guidance answering a wide range of clinical questions in telepsychiatry and digital mental health. This meets the urgent need for practical information for both clinicians and health care organizations who are rapidly adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19, mental health and ethnic minorities
This editorial aims to highlight disparities in mental healthcare provision for people from ethnic minority backgrounds, which have been increased by both by COVID-19 itself and the associated restrictions of the pandemic. There are suggested priorities for both research and development of evidence-based guidelines, to help clinicians to address these inequalities.
COVID-19 et santé mentale : pour une pratique clinique fondée sur les apports de la science [Article in French]
Professor Cipriani highlights the challenges in providing mental health care during COVID-19, explaining how an evidence-based approach could help guide clinicians in adapting to the new constraints of the pandemic.
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An Integrated Blueprint for Digital Mental Health Services Amidst COVID-19
[JMIR Mental Health]
How technology can help to manage COVID-19’s mental health fallout
[World Economic Forum]