Use of American Sign Language in telepsychiatry consultation

Ana Maria Lopez, Mario Cruz, Sydney Lazarus, Phyllis Webster, Elaine G. Jones, Ronald S. Weinstein

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The aim of this study was to provide a psychiatric consultation to a deaf patient in a rural community via telemedicine. The patient successfully communicated with the telepsychiatrist via an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and her psychiatric symptoms improved. This case study demonstrated the feasibility of delivering specialty medical services to a special needs population via telemedicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalTelemedicine and e-Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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