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Redesigning and Reframing Our Health Care for Patients With a Hearing Loss (PD102669)

Presenter(s): Megan A Morris, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP ; Michael McKee, MD, MPH
Course Description

This course explores factors that contribute to health inequities for individuals who report a hearing loss. Individuals with hearing loss report miscommunication, inaccessible health information, reduced awareness by health care providers, and low patient satisfaction while struggling with inadequate health literacy. The course discusses ideas for rethinking and redesigning our health care, through the guidance of innovative clinics and programs, to address these inequities and care for these individuals effectively.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2109V). The session was part of the Health and Health Care Equity in Communication Disorders Research Symposium.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss how existing health care barriers impact the health of individuals with hearing loss 
  • Describe best health care practices that improve engagement and access for individuals with hearing loss 
  • Summarize communication and health literacy principles and how they relate to individuals with hearing loss

Presenter Information

Michael McKee, MD, MPH (Presenting Author), is an associate professor atUniversity of Michigan and a family physician with clinical and research expertise in disability health. As a physician with a hearing loss, he is especially interested in advocating for the rights of Deaf and hard of hearing patients to obtain equitable health care including accessible communication. His research focus includes health disparities for individuals with various disabilities, health information accessibility, health literacy, and telemedicine applications.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Registration fee waived for 2021 ASHA Convention
  • Stipend for participation in this research symposium

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Megan Morris, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP (Nonpresenting Author), is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Morris is a health services researcher who aims to address and promote equitable and accessible health care for patients with diverse types of communication disabilities. She focuses on provider and health care organization-level factors that negatively impact the quality of care delivered to patients with disabilities.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Stipend and registration fee waived for 2021 ASHA Convention for role as coordinator for the 2021 ASHA Symposium

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by December 14, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: December 14, 2027

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102669
Available Through: December 14, 2027