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Workplace Skills and Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

ISBN-10: 1597562033
ISBN-13: 9781597562034
Edition: 2009
Authors: Betsy Vinson
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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Designed for speech and language pathologists in the workplace, this eminently practical book covers material often lacking in clinical preparation.

Betsy Partin Vinson is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida where she teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Language Disorders course, the graduate level Diagnostics course, and a variety of graduate electives including pediatric dysphagia and counseling. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree in 1976 from Emory University. Before joining the faculty at UF in 1985, she worked in a state facility for handicapped individuals, and at a public school for the mentally and/or physically challenged.

Preface
Getting the Job
Resume Preparation and Interviewing
Introduction
Resume Preparation
Types of Resumes
Essential Content of Resumes
Personalized Cover Letters
References
The Interview: A Two-Way Fact-Finding Mission
Preparing for the Interview
In the Interview
Questions the Interviewee Might Consider Asking
After the Interview
Thank-You Notes
Summary
References
Things You Should Know
Information to Know (WHO, Health Care 23 Reform, ASHA Documents, Workplace Settings, Malpractice and Liability)
Introduction
Definitions of Impairment, Disability, and Handicap as They Relate to Communication Disorders
Definitions Related to ASHA
Health Care Reform
Managed Care Plans
Malpractice
Malpractice Versus Liability
Strategies to Avoid Being the Subject of a Complaint
Being Served a Summons
Summary
References
Universal Precautions Against Blood-Borne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Material
Introduction
Blood-Borne Pathogens
Terminology
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis B Vaccine
Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HTV/AIDS)
What Should Be in Training?
Universal Precautions
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Housekeeping
Labels
Exposure Prevention
Exposure Management
Special Concerns Related To Speech-Language Pathology
Hand Washing
Summary
References
Case Law That Had Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists in School-Based Settings
The Ann Arbor Decision: Social Dialects (1979)
Background Information
The Players
The Issue
The Legal Process
The Rulings
Impacts of the Rulings
Rowley v. Hendrick Hudson School District: The Rowley Standard (1982)
Background Information
The Players
The Preliminaries
The Issue
The Legal Process
Diana v. State Board of Education of California (1970)
Background Information
The Players
The Issue
The Legal Process
The Conclusions
Larry P. v. Wilson Riles (1972)
Background Information
The Players
The Issu
The Legal Process
The Rulings
Parc v. Pennsylvania (1972)
Background Information
The Players
The Issue
The Legal Process
The Rulings
Mills v. Board of Education (1972)
Background Information
The Players
The Issue
The Rulings
Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health (1990
Background Information
The Players
The Issue
The Rulings
Summary
References
Legislation Related to the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology
Introduction
Public Laws Enacted by the U.S. Congress with Regard to the Management of Handicapped Individuals (Table 5-1)
Public Laws Affecting Educational Settings
Public Law 333: Vocational Rehabilitation Amendments of 1965
Public Law 89-750: The Elementary and Secondary Education Amendments of 1966
Public Law 91-230: The Education of the Handicapped Act
Public Law 93-380: Education Amendments of 1974 Section 513: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Public Law 94-142: Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) (1975)
Public Law 99-457: The Education of the Handicapped Act Amendment of 1986
Public Law 101-476: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (1990)
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
Health Care Legislation Impacting Delivery of SLP Services
The Social Security Act of 1935
Social Security Act Amendments of 1965
Social Security Act Amendments of 1972
Social Security Act Amendments of 1982
Social Security Act Amendments of 1983
Medicare Communication Disorders and Services Act (1984)
Medicaid Reform
U.S. Public Health Service Act (1944)
Public Law 101-518: Section 4206 (Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990)
Public Laws Affecting Employment of Persons with Disabilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-136)
Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act Amendments of 1994 (Tech Act)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Summary
References
Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology
What Is Ethics?
Why Are There More Ethical Dilemmas in the Current Two Decades Than Previously?
Model for Clinical Ethical Decision-Making
When a Patient Disagrees with the Recommendations
Clinician-Doctor Relationship
Clinician-Patient Relationship
What Happens if the Code of Ethics Is Violated?
Reporting Abuse
Abuse of the Elderly
Abuse of Children
Summary
References
Professional Standards
CARF: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Condensed Steps to Accreditation (from the CARP standards manuals)
The Joint Commission (Formerly Known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO])
Position Statement: Helping Health Care Organizations Help Patients
Contact Information
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Summary
References
Workplace Skills
Clinical Decision-Making
Introduction
Steps to Minimize the Fear of Making Decisions
When Scientific Evidence Does Not Exist to Help with Our Decision-Making
Making the Decision
Critical Pathways
Evidence-Based Practice
Framing the Clinical Question
Finding the Evidence and Assessing the Evidence
Decision Trees
How to Make a Decision
Ethical Decision-Making
Clinical Decision-Making
Factors That Can Interfere with Effective Decision-Making
Is Your Decision the Right One?
Summary
References
Goal Setting: Setting and Achieving Life Goals
Thermodynamics and Goal Setting
Rules for Achieving One's Goals
Evaluate Your Motivators
In Search of Self-Definition
Flextactics
Learn to Thrive on Risk
Make Your Life an Open Book
Use the Power of Visualization
Create a Blueprint for Success
Turn Obstacles into Opportunities
Flex-Planning Ideas
Summary
References
Counseling Patients and Caregivers Living with a Communication Disorder
Introduction
Patient Satisfaction
Counseling
Information Counseling
Levels of Awareness
The Grief Process
Denial
Guilt
Depression
Anger
Bargaining
Acceptance
Counseling Interviews
Effective Listening
Concentration
Active Participation
Comprehension
Objectivity
Active Listening
The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
Sympathy and Empathy
Intellectual Support
Referrals
Offer a Reasonable Overview of the Future
Summary
References
The Supervisory Process
Introduction
The Purpose and Dimensions of Supervision
An Analytical Dimension
Supervision as a Collaborative and Cyclical Endeavor
Five Components of the Supervisory Process
Tasks of Supervision
The Supervisory Conference
Self-Supervision
Self-Supervision Is on a Continuum of Three Stages
Utilization and Supervision of Support Personnel
The Supervisory Process-Providing Feedback
Purposes of Performance Evaluation
Summative Versus Formative Assessment
Comparing Evaluative and Objective Feedback
Guidelines for Giving Feedback
Criteria for Effective Feedback
Involving the Supervisee
Comparing Oral and Written Feedback
What Does the Business World Have to Say About Feedback?
What Do Medical Educators Have to Say About Feedback?
The Objective Narrative
Summary
References
Leadership
Introduction
Shared Governance
Climate of Trust
Information Sharing
Meaningful Participation
Collective Decision-Making
Protecting Divergent Views
Redefining Roles
Are Management and Leadership the Same Thing?
Leadership Behaviors
The Four Leadership Styles
Transformational Leadership
Transactional Leadership
Transcendent Leadership
Situational Leadership
Path-Goal Leadership
Summary
References
Time Management and Organizational Strategies
The Paradox of Time
Personal Management
Three Main Ways That Time Gets Used Up
Nine Tools and Rules of the Time Management Trade
Myths About Time Management
Organization
Establishing One's Priorities
Reasons to Be Organized
What Do the Best Time Managers Do?
Strategies Used by Practicing Speech-Language Pathologists
Summary
References
Group Dynamics
Strategies of Developing a Group
Facilitative Communication Behaviors
Behaviors That Hinder Communication
Group Roles
Work Roles
Group Building and Maintenance Roles
Egocentric Roles
Suggestions for Conducting Small Group Discussions
Team Task Analysis
Summary
References
Professionalism and Conflict of Interest
Professionalism Defined
Authority
Autonomy and Accountability
Conflict of Interest Defined
Summary
References
Conflict Resolution
Introduction
Setting the Stage for Dialogue
Resolving Conflict
Facing Disagreement or Conflict
Summary
References
Stress and Burnout: How to Recognize It and How to Tackle It
Introduction
Personal Issues and Problems Due To Stress
Dealing with Stress
What Stressors Are Identified in Different Work Settings?
Burnout
Closing Remarks
References
Index

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