Professional Issues

This module includes courses related to ethics and advocacy in dysphagia management | Taught by: STEP COMMUNITY EXPERTS
$9.00 / month
Swallowing Training and Education Portal

Course description

The Professional Issues learning module will discuss issues related to ethics and advocacy in swallowing and swallowing disorders management. Many dysphagia clinicians report that they do not have the resources that they need to provide the best care for individuals with swallowing impairments. Unfortunately, many resources that swallowing clinicians need are beyond their reach, but within the control of other medical professionals and administrators of medical facilities. Using analogies and terminology that all can understand, this course discusses the barriers that impact best patient care in dysphagia management. This course also informs the learner about the importance of documentation, interprofessional collaboration and education, as well as patient advocacy in order to maximize patient outcomes and quality of life. 

Taught By


STEP is a collaborative of the leading dysphagia resources on the web - Swallowing Neuro Anatomy and Physiology Shorts (SNAPS), Foundations, Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management, Dysphagia Grand Rounds, Down the Hatch and Dysphagia Cafe; all created and curated by dysphagia expert Dr. Ianessa Humbert and speech-language pathologist Rinki Varindani Desai. STEP provides you with the swallowing education and resources you need to succeed. STEP courses strengthen your knowledge base and help improve clinical practices in swallowing and swallowing disorders; from basics to the most advanced.