A how-to-guide on providing an evidence-based, patient- and family-centered care service in speech-language pathology and audiology
Patient and family-centered care is a vital component of improving treatment satisfaction and measurable success. Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology focuses on teaching speech-language pathology and audiology students how to develop and incorporate this model into everyday practice. Carly Meyer, Nerina Scarinci, Louise Hickson, and an impressive array of international authors share personal experiences and pearls that prepare students with both scientific evidence and practical information for implementation. The content reflects a cross-collaborative approach, with contributions from speech-language pathologists and audiologists, as well as other health professionals including psychologists and occupational therapists.
Professional topics including preparation and planning for patient- and family-centered care in the practice setting, needs assessments, multidisciplinary collaboration, and cultural and linguistic diversity
Real-life cases, description of evidence-based patient outcomes, and firsthand insights included in each chapter
Learning objectives, boxed features such as student activities and helpful tips, questions for consideration, and end of chapter summaries enhance retention and integration of knowledge
29 video case examples that include interviews with patients, families, and clinicians, as well as demonstrations of patient- and family-centered care in action