​​​​​​​​​​​​The issue of virtual displacement

 
How are you? How am I? Quite literally, where was I today? These question marks are a sign of my own disorientation – dis-place-ment in this new virtual landscape that feels like everywhere and nowhere. I spent 12 hours today zooming from appointment, to meeting, to appointment (and managed my children’s virtual schooling).​​​​​​​

 
As a psychiatrist, for the past 10 years I have led what has become our hospital’s virtual mental health care program. The roots of this program originate in the work of compassionate and intrepid psychiatrists beginning in the 1970s, who drove, flew and even dog-...

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