Blogjam: More Than Just a Medical Record On the Ear-Responsible Doctor blog, audiology student and blogger "Phoenixalhs" shares some thoughts about choosing to become an audiologist and the importance of "being there" for patients. "The beauty of becoming an audiologist, at least one that appeals to me strongly, is the sheer amount of time we ... Blogjam
Blogjam  |   August 01, 2013
Blogjam: More Than Just a Medical Record
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Blogjam
Blogjam   |   August 01, 2013
Blogjam: More Than Just a Medical Record
The ASHA Leader, August 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.18082013.12
The ASHA Leader, August 2013, Vol. 18, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.18082013.12
On the Ear-Responsible Doctor blog, audiology student and blogger "Phoenixalhs" shares some thoughts about choosing to become an audiologist and the importance of "being there" for patients.
"The beauty of becoming an audiologist, at least one that appeals to me strongly, is the sheer amount of time we get to spend with our patients. By virtue of exposure, and by virtue of the nature of our work, we suddenly become more than just a doctor—we become their confidante, their nurturer, their advocate. We may joke amongst ourselves about things like 'keeping within our scope of practice' and 'avoid becoming marriage counsellors.' Yet, frequently, and as my supervisor once commented, that first set of hearing aids a patient buys are not for themselves but rather for their relationships."
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