For patients with mod-severe to severe dysphagia who are unable to eat, tube feeding might not be the answer…but where does that leave you?

Palliative care discussions are a delicate balance of learning about the patient’s goals, beliefs, and plans, while staying within our scope of practice. These can be challenging conversations, but Meredith Oakey Ashford has come to share suggestions for conversation starters, mindset, and to explain the SPIKES framework for delivering bad news. Listen to our discussion and learn how to get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations.

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To learn more about the Medical SLP Collective, an exclusive community for Medical SLPs with new peer-reviewed resources, handouts, and videos distributed weekly, monthly ASHA CEU webinars, and a private forum on Facebook, or on the website to get answers to all of your burning clinical questions, check out MedSLPCollective.com

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