Discussing End of Life Care: An Opportunity Most deaths now occur in medical or skilled nursing settings. This brings speech-language pathologists, and other professionals, in close contact with clients who face death. While it can feel uncomfortable, speech-language pathologists are in a position to influence this phase of their client's quality-of-life life by addressing death and end ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2015
Discussing End of Life Care: An Opportunity
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Article   |   January 01, 2015
Discussing End of Life Care: An Opportunity
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2015, Vol. 20, 12-15. doi:10.1044/gero20.1.12
History: Received October 30, 2014 , Revised December 11, 2014 , Accepted December 15, 2014
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2015, Vol. 20, 12-15. doi:10.1044/gero20.1.12
History: Received October 30, 2014; Revised December 11, 2014; Accepted December 15, 2014

Most deaths now occur in medical or skilled nursing settings. This brings speech-language pathologists, and other professionals, in close contact with clients who face death. While it can feel uncomfortable, speech-language pathologists are in a position to influence this phase of their client's quality-of-life life by addressing death and end of life wishes. This can be a goal of therapy.

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