Telehealth and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jessica L. Zemlak, Patty Wilson, Brigit B. VanGraafeiland, Tamar Rodney

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Examine the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges of telehealth for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) in practice and student education. Describe areas for future research and policy development regarding telehealth in PMHNP practice and training during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: Review current evidence, standards of practice, and education for the PMHNP. RESULTS: Recent rapid pandemic-related shifts in utilization of telehealth for clinical practice and student education have highlighted the advantages, disadvantages, and areas in need of additional study. CONCLUSIONS: Postpandemic telehealth care delivery will likely persist or expand. PMHNPs must advocate for high practice and education standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • nursing education graduate
  • psychiatric nursing practice
  • telemental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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