Three patients’ experiences show how customized—and ongoing— explanations of health care options can preserve patients’ agency in making choices about treatment

Annette Nicole Askren, Leora R. Cherney, Samantha Morgan

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Abstract

Retired oceanographic engineer Mr. M was dining out at a restaurant with his granddaughter when he began noticing some difficulty swallowing. Two months and a series of tests later, Mr. M was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease. He enrolled in the nearest interdisciplinary ALS clinic and immersed himself in its thorough patient education curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages46-53
Number of pages8
Volume27
No2
Specialist publicationASHA Leader
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

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