Audiology Students' Perspectives of Enacting and Learning Clinical Communication: A Qualitative Interview and Video Reflexivity Study
Samantha Tai, Robyn Woodward-Kron, Caitlin Barr
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY | AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC | Published : 2018
Purpose: Effective clinical communication is pivotal to the provision of quality hearing health care. To date, audiology students reportedly felt ill-prepared when counseling patients about their hearing impairment, yet there is a paucity of studies exploring how clinical communication is taught and learned in audiology programs. Thus, the aims of the study were (a) to explore final year audiology students' perspectives of their own clinical communication skills during an in-house university clinical placement and (b) to explore students' perceptions of their clinical communication education. Method: Using a qualitative description approach, students were asked to coview their filmed clinica..View full abstract
The authors acknowledge the financial support of the HEARing Cooperative Research Centres (CRC), established under the CRC Programme. The CRC Programme supports industry-led, end user driven research collaborations to address the major challenges facing Australia.