Speech-Language Pathology Practice in the Acute Care Setting This second Division 2 Newsletter of the 1999 series focuses on the role of the speech-language pathologist in the acute care hospital with the intent of presenting issues that are relevant to practitioners in this setting. Miller and Groher (1990)  described acute care as a stage in an individual’s medical ... Article
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Speech-Language Pathology Practice in the Acute Care Setting
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Article   |   June 01, 1999
Speech-Language Pathology Practice in the Acute Care Setting
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 1999, Vol. 9, 3-4. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.2.3
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 1999, Vol. 9, 3-4. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.2.3
This second Division 2 Newsletter of the 1999 series focuses on the role of the speech-language pathologist in the acute care hospital with the intent of presenting issues that are relevant to practitioners in this setting. Miller and Groher (1990)  described acute care as a stage in an individual’s medical care when symptoms are severe and the duration of the immediate illness is short. Coelho (1998)  stated that the primary objective of the acute care hospital is to have patients achieve medical stability. Given these statements, it is not surprising that the role of the speech-language pathologist in the acute care hospital is distinguishably different than in any other health care setting along the continuum of care.
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