Journal article

Competing agendas and other tensions in developing patient-centred communication in audiology education: a qualitative study of educator perspectives

Samantha Tai, Caitlin Barr, Robyn Woodward-Kron

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Patient-centred communication (PCC) is an essential skill for effective healthcare provision and is accepted as a core competency in medicine and allied health. In audiology, recent studies have shown that audiologists rarely display PCC in adult hearing interactions. This highlights a need to investigate how PCC is taught and learnt in audiology. There is a paucity of studies on PCC in audiology education. The aim of this study is to examine educator perceptions of teaching PCC, including barriers and facilitators, in Australian graduate audiology programmes. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with audiology educators responsible for communication training. Intervi..

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