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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jeff Borckardt, PhD


       Jeff Borckardt, PhD


Dr. Borckardt is a Clinical Psychologist with training and experience in health psychology, pain neurobiology, psychophysiology, minimally-invasive brain stimulation technologies, neuroimaging, advanced statistical modeling, healthcare quality management, computer-systems development to support healthcare outcomes assessment and clinical outcomes research. He is a Quality and Clinical Outcomes Manager for the Institute of Psychiatry at MUSC, and he has developed numerous computer systems to assess quality of life, psychiatric comorbidities, and health outcomes across numerous departments, service-lines and divisions at MUSC.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Explain the clinical effects and impact of seclusion and restraint use in inpatient psychiatric settings.
2.  Discuss the effectiveness of several interventions for reducing the use of seclusion and restraints.
3.  Describe the long-term effects and outcomes of an initiative implemented at MUSC to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint.


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