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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.


  • 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.

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