Psychosocial Issues Related to Dysphagia
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Treating patients with dysphagia entails complex and sometimes painful decision making, as speech-language pathologists balance their professional knowledge and recommendations with the needs and wishes of patients and their families. This self-study explores the broad psychosocial implications of dysphagia and how to serve individuals with dysphagia in an ethical and responsible manner.
You will be able to:
- consider clinical, ethical and legal issues in order to develop strategies for managing patients’ refusals of treatment
- discuss how to formulate clinical recommendations taking into account professional ethics and patient quality of life
- list possible roles of the speech-language pathologist in discussions regarding artificial nutrition and hydration
- discuss the role of behavioral assessment and intervention in the treatment of pediatric dysphagia
- evaluate the physical, psychological and emotional consequences of dysphagia
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