Priority 8 from the Digital Technology for Mental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can the common elements of therapy (e.g. empathy, gestures, non-verbal cues) that come from person-to-person interactions be maintained with digital technology interventions? (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0069/8
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How do we make sure tech is not an excuse to cut people out of the system when they are needed? ~ Will people still feel cared for in the same way as a face to face meeting? How could this be done? ~ Can trust be built without face to face contact? ~ How can digital technology cannot pick up on non-verbal communications?
Submitted by 12 x Service User ~ 10 x Carer ~ 15 x Practitioner
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0069
PSP name Digital Technology for Mental Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 134 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 12 March 2018