Ida Institute Launches eLearning Course on Person-Centered Care
We are pleased to release our latest online course on Person-Centered Care (PCC). The course, which is available for free from the Ida Learning Hall, introduces the core concepts of a person-centered approach to hearing care, and demonstrates how this approach differs from a traditional biomedical model.
The course, developed in collaboration between the Ida Institute and Deborah van Hapsburg, PhD, Associate Professor in Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, contains bite-sized learning modules that can be accessed anywhere, any time, on any device. Module topics include the client perspective, and person-centered care elements, benefits, and myths.
“This course is designed for both those that are new to the PCC approach, and for the seasoned practitioner looking to refresh their knowledge of PCC fundamentals,” explains Ida Senior Audiologist, Cherilee Rutherford. “Working in a person-centered way is a journey. We are constantly learning, evolving, and polishing our skills, and that is where the PCC course comes in. The course reminds us of the principles we choose to embed in our practice and the benefits that it holds for people with hearing loss and their families, and clinicians.”
CEU and CPD credits for completing the course are currently available from the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) and Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA); additional accreditation is forthcoming.
Find the PCC course in the Global Community of the Ida Learning Hall.