DESCRIPTION: Relationships are the paramount of any clinical or academic work, and indeed the most challenging, yet rewarding. Relationships exist between patients and providers, between providers and members of industry, and uniquely between members of industry and patients!
Of course, all relationships have boundaries, but how does one know what’s appropriate, supportive, compassionate, and within codes of ethics and even the law? How to providers avoid incentive-based relationships? What keeps relationships safe, and ultimately what protects the sacred patient provider relationship?
This course explores in depth the nature of relationships of the unique triad within audiology: patients, providers, and industry. Social science research data are presented, explored, discussed, and applied to real-life scenarios. Guiding questions are presented and applied within a very engaging and thought-provoking format.
PRESENTATION LENGTH: Preferably 3 hours to achieve maximum impact. Adaptations for less time are considered.
PRESENTATION TYPE: Keynote, Break-out, Learning Lab and may qualify for AAA Tier One
Following completion of this course, participants will:
- Illustrate the history and necessity of preserving the “sacred patient relationship.”
- Identify the unique triad of relationships for audiologists.
- Describe the unique aspects of each relationship.
- Delineate the unique and potential pitfalls of each relationship, as well as the codes of ethics which apply.
KEY WORDS: Ethical Practice, Ethics, Sacred, Sacred Patient Relationship, Professional Boundaries, Professional Relationships