Creating Successful Professional-Patient Relationships
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.
Douglas L. Beck and Michael A. Harvey
Beck, D.L., & Harvey, M. A. (2009). Creating successful professional-patient relationships. Audiology Today, 21(5), 36-47.