Issue editor, Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, developed this issue “Palliative Care and Speech-Language Pathologists: From Training to Practice” and invited authors to write a variety of articles related these two topics.
First, Stead, Dirks, Fryer, and Wong (2020) review the literature on training for speech-language pathologists in providing end of life care as well as share the results of a pilot study evaluating a course module on the topics of end of life and palliative care. Next, Mahendra and Alonso (2020) share the results of a similar study examining the awareness and knowledge of palliative care concerns among speech-language pathology students across multiple programs of study. Next, Mukherjea, Ali, and Smith (2020) provide an important examination of disparities in end of life care among Asian American populations through a review of relevant literature. Then, Pollens (2020) describes the critically important role of speech-language pathologists in palliative and end of life care. Finally, Mahendra and Tadokoro (2020) present a longitudinal view of the palliative care provided to a woman with nonfluent primary progressive aphasia. In summary, the authors of this issue provide guidance to professionals addressing end of life and palliative care as well as for educators preparing future clinicians to provide services in these two important areas.
Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., Co-Editor
Gary A. Troia, Ph.D., Co-Editor
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TLD REVIEWERS
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CHANGES IN CONTINUING EDUCATION PROCEDURES—AND SPECIAL RATE FOR SUBSCRIBERS
As a reminder, we have recently rolled out changes in how TLD continuing education tests may be taken. Tests for individual articles now may be completed online via http://alliedhealth.ceconnection.com/browse/professions
. At this website, readers can find all Wolters Kluwer CE activities available for speech-language pathologists. Starting with Vol. 36 (Nos. 3 and 4), all articles in each issue of TLD are available individually for CEU credit online. TLD subscribers receive a discounted price for all CE, both in print and online. As before, an annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office.
[Note: The ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration to an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for a calendar year. Contact the ASHA staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 4219 for CE Registry fee subscription information.]