presented by Michael Groher
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Michael Groher, PhD, F-ASHA, Honors ASHA
Michael Groher is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Dr. Groher has spent most of his career working as a medical speech pathologist in acute and long-term care settings. The majority of his hospital work was done for the Department of Veterans Affairs in…Read full bio
1. Medical Ethics
This chapter will cover some of the basic underlying concepts that guide the relationship between physicians and patients. In turn, they guide the role of the SLP when making oral feeding decisions.
2. Alternate Forms of Feeding
This chapter will present the various methods of tube feeding and the risks and benefits. Knowledge of potential alternate routes may influence the SLP’s decision when making recommendations for oral feeding.
3. Feeding Dilemmas
There are some common dilemmas that arise when the SLP feels a patient is not a candidate for oral feeding, but others disagree. Case examples with potential solutions can assist the SLP solidify their decision-making processes in an effort to solve the dilemma.
4. Returning to Oral Feeding
The SLP may be the sole professional who determines that a patient is safe to return to oral feeding after having been tube-fed. Knowledge of approaches to ensure safety and success in this circumstance is important.