The Speech-Language Pathologist's Role Assessing Cultural Variations with Patients Receiving Palliative Care Speech-language pathologists not only encounter communication impairments due to specific causes such as stroke or a specific disease such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, but also the unique parameters of culture and ethnicity differences. These issues become more paramount especially when considering palliative care. The speech-language pathologist must synthesize these considerations ... Article
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The Speech-Language Pathologist's Role Assessing Cultural Variations with Patients Receiving Palliative Care
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Article   |   September 01, 2014
The Speech-Language Pathologist's Role Assessing Cultural Variations with Patients Receiving Palliative Care
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, September 2014, Vol. 19, 100-104. doi:10.1044/gero19.3.100
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, September 2014, Vol. 19, 100-104. doi:10.1044/gero19.3.100

Speech-language pathologists not only encounter communication impairments due to specific causes such as stroke or a specific disease such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, but also the unique parameters of culture and ethnicity differences. These issues become more paramount especially when considering palliative care. The speech-language pathologist must synthesize these considerations for the success of therapy and the comfort of both the patient and family.

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