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Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781626235038
Publication Date: April 2019

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.

Key Features:

  • 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

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on

1 Principles and Outcomes of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
2 Getting Ready to be a Patient- and Family-Centered Clinician
3 Getting the Environment Ready for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
4 Planning a Patient- and Family-Centered Approach to Service Delivery
5 Identifying Patient and Family Member Needs through Assessment
6 Meeting Patient and Family Member Needs through Collaborative Management Planning
7 Consideration of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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