Patients Are More Than Data I would like to thank Ellen Hamby for her article in the November 2016 ASHA Leader (“Beyond the Data”). In my opinion, she has reawakened an area in communication sciences and disorders training that needs to be re-emphasized in our graduate programs and our internships. Patients don’t just want to ... Inbox
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Patients Are More Than Data
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN.22012017.4
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN.22012017.4
I would like to thank Ellen Hamby for her article in the November 2016 ASHA Leader (“Beyond the Data”). In my opinion, she has reawakened an area in communication sciences and disorders training that needs to be re-emphasized in our graduate programs and our internships. Patients don’t just want to be “worked on” but rather wish to be known, understood and cared for. Some of my best times are just chatting with people once the clinical stuff is finished.
Todd A. Farnham, Yankton, South Dakota

Many graduate programs are working to include more counseling elements, as described in this recent Leader article, “Beyond the Clinic and Classroom.”

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