Dysphagia Services in Nursing Homes: An Opportunity for Improving Patient Outcomes Through Palliative Care This article discusses the role of the speech-language pathologist in palliative care in nursing homes. The aim of this paper is to help speech-language pathologists practicing in long-term care understand what palliative care is and how we may provide palliative dysphagia care consistent with the American Speech Language Hearing Association ... Article
Article  |   October 2013
Dysphagia Services in Nursing Homes: An Opportunity for Improving Patient Outcomes Through Palliative Care
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  • Kate Krival
    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
    Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • Disclosure: Financial: Kate Krival is an associate professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
    Disclosure: Financial: Kate Krival is an associate professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.×
    Nonfinancial: Kate Krival has previously published in this topic area.
    Nonfinancial: Kate Krival has previously published in this topic area.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Healthcare Settings / Articles
Article   |   October 2013
Dysphagia Services in Nursing Homes: An Opportunity for Improving Patient Outcomes Through Palliative Care
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, October 2013, Vol. 18, 88-103. doi:10.1044/gero18.3.88
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, October 2013, Vol. 18, 88-103. doi:10.1044/gero18.3.88

This article discusses the role of the speech-language pathologist in palliative care in nursing homes. The aim of this paper is to help speech-language pathologists practicing in long-term care understand what palliative care is and how we may provide palliative dysphagia care consistent with the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Scope of Practice (2007), World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF; WHO, 2001) and Palliative Care Guidelines (WHO, 1990), and principles of ethical healthcare practice (Gillon, 1994).

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