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Systems Change in Health Care: Access to Information and Decision Making for People with Aphasia

Kagan, Aura and Simmons-Mackie, Nina and Christie, Charlene O’Neill and Huijbregts, Maria and McEwen, Sara and Willems, Jacqueline
Systems Change in Health Care: Access to Information and Decision Making for People with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Although partner training is prevalent in aphasia intervention, data are lacking on effects
of intervention at the “systems” level. Does training of staff within health care facilities
improve access to information and participation in decisions for people with aphasia? To
study this, a demonstration project was implemented to train partners within three health
care institutions. Specifically, a team was identified at each facility, teams were trained to
support communication in aphasia, and on-site support and resources were provided.
Results suggest positive changes in knowledge, as well as formulation of dynamic goals
to create sustainable system change for all three facilities.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1611
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
Additional Information:ABSTRACT ONLY. No full text available.