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Development of an aphasia training program for medical residents

Welsh, Jessica and Abbanat, Ginette and Szabo, Gretchen
Development of an aphasia training program for medical residents. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Reports from people with aphasia (PWA) at a community-based aphasia center suggest that PWA do not receive the same access to medical professionals as people without language disorders. This study describes a training program for medical residents to increase sensitivity, awareness, empathy, and communication between them and their patients with aphasia. Preliminary results suggest that medical residents report such a training program to be beneficial. We anticipate that this increased aphasia awareness, sensitivity, and knowledge of communication strategies will translate into improved healthcare services for their future patients with aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2070
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.