Clinical Style Adaptation Clinical Style Adaptation Robert L. Caudill, M.D. The traditions of shared physical space have evolved over time. Sharing of communication in virtual space involves a modification of social conventions. Patients entering electronic equipment filled clinical space benefit from reassurance that they are truly interacting with a human rather than a machine. The videoteleconferencing environment requires the clinician to be purposeful with the technical parameters under their control. References Shore, J. H., Savin, D. M., Novins, D., & Manson, S. M. (2006). Cultural aspects of telepsychiatry. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12(3), 116-121.