Rights, Responsibilities, and Informed Consent in Dysphagia Practice
SLPs delivering dysphagia services to older adults are challenged to make the best professional recommendations for diet consistency and treatment interventions while respecting the client’s rights. To do so, SLPs must have information about the array of choices and the risks and benefits associated with each choice. However, an SLP may perceive that his or her professional recommendations may open up the potential for liability or litigation. To achieve successful outcomes in dysphagia care with older adults, SLPs must have a clear understanding of and ability to apply the principles of informed consent.
You will be able to:
- explain four components of informed consent
- discuss person-centered care and the impact on the SLP’s service delivery for this population
- examine patient rights in various health care settings
- describe best practices in documentation for SLPs providing services to this population
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