Telehealthcare and Mental Health (University of Stirling, Dementia Services Development Centre)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012].


This 2011 guide – produced by the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling and the Joint Improvement Team, Scottish Government – explores ways in which telehealthcare has been employed in the support, protection, and quality of life of people with a mental disorder. The importance of telehealthcare in providing support and reassurance to carers is included. Section headings in this document comprise:

  • 1: Introduction.
    • Definitions: what is telehealthcare?
    • Telehealthcare as part of a personalised service.
    • Telehealthcare services.
    • Risk and reliability.
    • Access and availability.
  • 2: Assessment.
    • General and specialist assessment of need.
    • Specialist assessments.
    • Risk assessment.
    • Using telehealthcare to enhance assessment.
    • Carers’ assessment.
  • 3: Principles, rights and ethics.
    • Personal value systems.
    • Principles.
    • The law.
    • Capacity and consent.
    • Confidentiality.
    • Policy and procedures.
    • Practice guidance.
  • 4: Telehealthcare and mental health.
    • Definitions: whom are we talking about?
    • Examples of telehealthcare for people with a mental illness.
    • Using telehealthcare to support safety and security at home.
    • Telehealthcare for support and treatment.
  • 5: Training programme.
    • Aim.
    • Objectives.
    • Timetable.
  • Additional resources.
  • Supplier contact details.
  • References.

Full Text Link


Kerr, B. Hurst, K. [and] Clark, S. (2011). Telehealthcare and mental health: using telehealthcare effectively in the support of people living with mental disorder. Stirling: University of Stirling (Dementia Services Development Centre); Scottish Government (Joint Improvement Team), 2011. 64p. ISBN: 9781857692556.

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