Whether a typical voice user, occupational voice user, elite vocal performer, head and neck cancer client, or an individual who has lost the ability to communicate competently and confidently due to a detrimental voice change, each patient presents a unique diagnostic dilemma: how best to return the voice to its optimal condition? This text thoroughly answers this question through explaining and illustrating the knowledge necessary to treat and manage voice disorders.
Key features to the fifth edition:Provides the history and common causes of voice disorders, introducing the interdisciplinary background essential to successful voice therapy and treatment planningDetails the anatomy and physiology of voice production to aid in identification and evaluation measuresReviews criteria for a comprehensive voice assessment, such as high speed digital imaging and videokymography tools, as well as several voice therapy approaches, including hygienic, symptomatic, psychogenic, physiologic, and eclectic treatmentsHighlights current clinical evidence that either supports or refutes popular voice therapy treatments for conditions such as papilloma, mutational falsetto, and transgendered voicePresents the pathologies of the laryngeal mechanism, organized according to ASHAs Classification Manual for Voice DisordersProvides guidance for management and rehabilitation of the laryngectomized patient, outlining the complementary roles of the interdisciplinary treatment team to manage multiple treatment goals
With numerous pieces of artwork, full color inserts, and case examples, Clinical Voice Pathology, Fifth Edition, not only maintains but also significantly improves on the standards set by its previous editions.
Numerous worksheets and tables including healthcare spreadsheets, budgets, and calculations illustrate numerous financial and accounting methods.
Chapter opener featuresinclude learning objectives and an overview of chapter content to help you organize and summarize your notes.
Key conceptsdefinitions found at the end of each chapter help summarize your understanding of chapter content. Suggested Readings found at the end of each chapter give additional reading and research opportunities. NEW! Major revision of chapter 2 (The Health Care Environment), with additions on healthcare reform, initiatives to stop paying for hospital or provider errors, hospice payment, and funding for nursing education; plus updates of health care expenditure and pay for performance; provide a strong start to this new edition.
NEW! Major revision of chapter 5 (Quality, Costs, and Financing), with updates to quality-financing, Magnet organizations, and access to care, provides the most up-to-date information possible.
NEW! Reorganization and expansion of content in chapter 15 (Performance Budgeting) with updated examples better illustrates how performance budgeting could be used in a pay-for-performance environment.
NEW! Major revision of the variance analysis discussion in chapter 16 (Controlling Operating Results) offers a different approach for computation of variances that is easier to understand.
NEW! Addition of comparative effectiveness research to chapter 18 (Benchmarking, Productivity, and Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis) covers a recently developed approach informs health-care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness of different treatment options. NEW! Addition of nursing intensity weights, another approach for costing nursing services, to chapter 9 (Determining Health Care Costs and Prices), lets you make decisions about what method works best for you.
This text also describes how rapid advances in technology, including the Internet as well as new visual and auditory technologies, have not only created opportunities for Deaf people to influence how technology can be used, but additionally has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals within diverse national and international societies. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching. Theories are introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding, and clear examples are provided to illustrate concepts.
In addition, students of American Sign Language and Deaf studies will find an introduction to possible opportunities for professional and informal involvement with ASL/Deaf culture children and adults. Deaf Culture fills a unique niche as an introductory text that is accessible and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World.
* Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf culture
* Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples
* Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner
* Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in ASL and Deaf culture
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