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Update of the 2014 Systematic Review of Facilitated Communication finds no new evidence on authorship

In 2018, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committee on Facilitated Communication and Rapid Prompting Method released the Position Statements against FC and RPM. ASHA also published FAQs on the two position statements. ASHA supports interventions and services leading to independent communication. "Facilitated Communication (FC)—also referred to as "Assisted Typing," "Facilitated Communication Training," and "Supported Typing"—is... Continue Reading →

Twitter, and the Human Right of Communication

Using Twitter to access the human right of communication for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Aims: This study aimed to train three people who use AAC to use Twitter. An analysis of their Twitter activity measured the impact of the training on follower count, frequency of tweeting, tweet content and the development... Continue Reading →

Legal and Ethical Issues of MyHR for Older Children

Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Older Children’s Electronic Personal Health Records   Aims & Method: This literature review and discussion examined the legal and ethical issues arising from electronic health records for children over 14-years of age. The review examined peer-reviewed articles, grey literature (key agency reports and policy documents), legislation relating... Continue Reading →

Participation, Inclusion, Quality of Life and Dysphagia

Rapid Review of Speech Pathology Interventions to Improve Participation, Inclusion and Quality of Life for People with Dysphagia The full text of this review is available here: Bryant and Hemsley 2018 Evidence Summary Dysphagia Mealtimes Participation UTS 2018 SUMMARY Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is associated with a wide range of limitations and restrictions in a person’s... Continue Reading →

Advance Care Directives and the Australian MyHR

Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Advance Care Directives in Australia: Implications for the Advance Care Planning Document in the Australian My Health Record  Aims & Method: This literature review and discussion examined the legal and ethical issues relating to Advance Care Planning and Advance Care Directives in Australia. The review examined peer-reviewed articles written prior... Continue Reading →

Engaging patients and valuing their use of My Health Record

Article Title: Avoiding Failure for Australia’s Digital Health Record: The Findings from a Rural E-Health Participatory Research Project Aims / method: This qualitative research study used interviews and focus groups to examine the experiences of people with chronic illness (n=19) and their carers, and health promotion officers (2) when using the Personal Health Note within... Continue Reading →

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