Holistic Patient Care Two letters in the November 25 issue warrant a response. First, to the letter writer from Buffalo who complained about supposed bias in ASHA's choice of convention cities: check your geography. Last time I checked, most cities large enough to host the ASHA convention all happened to be in blue ... Inbox
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Holistic Patient Care
The ASHA Leader, February 2009, Vol. 14, 46. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.14022009.46
The ASHA Leader, February 2009, Vol. 14, 46. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.14022009.46
Two letters in the November 25 issue warrant a response. First, to the letter writer from Buffalo who complained about supposed bias in ASHA's choice of convention cities: check your geography. Last time I checked, most cities large enough to host the ASHA convention all happened to be in blue states. Does that suggest a hidden agenda?
Second, to the letter writer from Alabama who purported to “promote professionalism”: you are welcome to your opinion, but today most people acknowledge that an individual's particular sexual orientation encompasses far more than “how they choose to have sex.” Providing supportive, compassionate, and competent clinical care behooves us to attend to the patient in a holistic sense and to garner as much information as possible in order to establish the best rapport. In this sense, knowledge and education are powerful, while ignorance, superstition, and “unicultural” beliefs are weak, if not deleterious to care.
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