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SPPA chapter 14

The clinical Relationship

The Clinical Relationship -A legal, Contractual relationship -A relationship governed by ethical prescriptions -A relationship of client and counselor -A relationship of client and advocate
Legal -Laws govern the practice -SLP's and audiologists must be licensed -practicing w/o a license has legal penalties
Contractual -Services and given in EXCHANGE for payment -the client "buys" the expertise -clinician uses knowledge and skills to improve client's disability
Clinician's Responsibilities -have knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat problems -Knowledge and skills are based on CURRENT research available -can only treat those in the scope of practice -Evidence based practice -advocate for client's rights
why keep records? -Share with other professionals -For a legal Record -For third party payers
Client's Responsibilities -honor the commitment to therapy in good attendance, cooperation, and collaboration -pay for services received (or 3rd party payment). not at MU, students not licensed
Ethical Prescriptions -Code of Ethics -principle 1:hold important the welfare of the persons they serve -see the person as a whole (not stutterer)
The SLP as Counselor -Help client understand nature of disorder -use the resources available to remediate it -The impact it may have on life -How it may limit certain performances (school/work) -How it may affect social interactions
Advocate (noun) -One who pleads the cause of another
Advocate (verb) -plead in favor of, to support, vindicate, of recommend publicly
SLP as Advocate -help them receive services to which they are entitled -Inform them of their rights to services or equipment -Protects their rights as defined by law
SLP and Client Records (why?) -required by law -share with other professionals -for 3rd party payers
SLP and Paraprofessionals -paras must work under supervision. -para does not make decisions about client treatment -paras can do exercises/activities -do therapy instructed by them.
Service Delivery -How and why we do therapy -individual or group -at home, school, hospital, rehab centers, telecommunication, computer assisted programs
SLP Autonomy -licensed by the state they practice in -certified by ASHA -solely responsible for work -do not work under direction of another professional.
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