Creating Successful Professional-Patient Relationships

Abstract

Given that amplification devices enhance connectivity and improve people's quality of life, it follows that people with hearing loss should be banding on the audiologist's door! Unfortunately, most people who would benefit from amplification avoid the door at all costs.

The article addresses the themes of connectivity, influence, and motivational interviewing, and how they can contribute to developing long-term, healthy relationships between patients and professionals. 

Authors

Douglas L. Beck and Michael A. Harvey

Citation

Beck, D.L., & Harvey, M. A. (2009). Creating successful professional-patient relationships. Audiology Today, 21(5), 36-47.