Starting a dysphagia rehabilitation team The role of the Speech-Language-Hearing Therapist (SLHT) in starting a dysphagia rehabilitation team : SLHTs with little experience Sanae Okabe 1 Keyword: 摂食・嚥下障害 , チームアプローチ , 嚥下リハビリ , 言語聴覚士 , コーディネーター , dysphagia , team approach , dysphasia rehabilitation , speech-language-hearing therapist , coordinator pp.30-36
Published Date 2005/3/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100021
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 In rehabilitation, a team approach is important. In dysphagia rehabilitation, highly developed risk management is necessary, and cooperation with other professionals such as hospital nursing staff and dieticians is crucial. Team members need to share a common knowledge base and common judgment criteria. In recent years, SLHTs with relatively few years of experience have often been put in charge of starting dysphagia rehabilitation teams in hospitals and at other facilities. However, this is not an easy task for inexperienced SLHTs. I describe my experience in a general hospital and, based on this experience, discuss issues related to starting a team and to the role of the SLHT as a team coordinator.

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