The Forensic Psychiatric Home Page on the Web -- The Intrapsychic, Interpersonal and Professional Dimensions

Harold J. Bursztajn, MD
Raymond Han

The authors review their experiences with creating and maintaining a Forensic Psychiatry Home Page on the World Wide Web. An introduction is given to the World Wide Web for the uninitiated. Intrapsychic dimensions are explored, such as the conflict between the wish to present one's own work while still in a developmental stage to a wider public and the fear that it will be misappropriated or unfairly criticized. Interpersonal dimensions will be explored in terms of reactions of friends, patients, and colleagues to coming across one's home page. Professional dimensions will be reviewed by focusing on a sampling of existing Forensic Psychiatric Home Pages, a content analysis of similarities and differences, and a review of the feedback to the author's home page in the context of forensic psychiatric case referral, evaluation, and testimony.


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The preceeding is an abstract of a paper being prepared. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the authors, Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D or Raymond Han. Thank you.