Garden City Hospital
Allan L Breakie Medical Office Building (Main Entrance facing Inkster Rd)
Note: this building is attached to the main hospital and not the separate bldg closest to Inkster Rd.
6255 Inkster Rd, Garden City, MI 48135-4001
Classroom 1 (in the basement, room closest to elevator) follow the signs to the auditorium
April Webinar: April 20, 2016, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Eastern)
Successful Management of Hearing Loss Depends on Patient-Centered Care
Presenter: Kathleen M Cienkowski, Ph.D., associate professor of audiology, University of Connecticut The patient has always been the central element in hearing health care. In the past, the dialogue between patient and provider regarding communication strategies and options was often the only treatment, especially when technology was limited. However, with rapid advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants, the model of care shifted away from patient-centered care to a medical model approach whereby the provider “prescribed devices” and did little else. Patients were viewed as a “hearing loss” rather than as individuals, and were alienated from the decision-making process. This This Week in Bethesda Page 2 presentation will focus on how to put the “patient” back at the center of patientcenteredness with an emphasis on empowering the patient to become actively involved in determining the management strategy most consistent with their preferences and values.
This educational webinar is free to attend and is captioned. It will be recorded for playback on our website. For a tutorial about how to access Blackboard Collaborate, see step-by-step instructions.