Expanding Telehealth Service Models to Underserved Populations With Chronic Illness and Disability

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Length: 110 minutes

Session offered by the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. The rapid growth of information and communication technologies has led to increased interest in the development and provision of telehealth service models. The integration of these models within the field of psychology has sparked discussions regarding a number of ethical and professional practice issues when providing services to the general public. There has been less emphasis however, concerning the relevance of these models for underserved populations, especially those with chronic illnesses and disability. This symposium will present an overview of the field of study, describe health care delivery to people with chronic illnesses and disability using telehealth service models, and present research findings based on the application of these models to rural and underserved constituencies.

Learning Objective 1
Discuss how the integration of telehealth technologies can benefit underserved populations with chronic illnesses and disability, as well as their caretakers.

Learning Objective 2
Describe how differences in abilities, attitudes, and knowledge may impact the use of telehealth technology.

Learning Objective 3
List ethical challenges related to telehealth service delivery with these populations.

Erin Andrews, PsyD; Lawrence H. Pick, PhD; Marlene M. Maheu, PhD; Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD; Neil Charness, PhD; Robert L. Glueckauf, PhD; David W. Hess, PhD

Supplementary Materials

  • Maheu - Chronic Illness & Disability
  • Hess - Telepsychology
  • Charness Telehealth Aging APA 2012
  • Hess Telepsychology APA 2012
  • Maheu APA 2012 Chronic Illness and disability