Effective use of the internet in psychiatry (ARCHIVED)

by Dr Louise Theodosiou and Dr Peter Sweeney


Last updated: September 2013


Please note: This module has now been archived. It is still available to view, but please be aware when completing the module that it was last updated in 2013. A CPD certificate is available for the module, but this will be subject to the approval of your peer group.  


If you are a consultant-level psychiatrist interested in updating this material, please contact us.


This module will help you to access and evaluate resources available for psychiatrists on the internet. It will:


  • provide an overview of the different types of information available, looking at both the types of sites which contain key information and the sites which require a more critical evaluation


  • provide advice for guiding patients and their families in the use of the internet.


As well as guidance on accessing and evaluating websites, important ethical dilemmas and legal considerations about using the internet are considered.


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