Development of a communication intervention to assist hospitalized suddenly speechless patients.

  title={Development of a communication intervention to assist hospitalized suddenly speechless patients.},
  author={C. Da Silva Rodriguez and Meredeth Rowe and Brent Koeppel and Loris A Thomas and Michelle S. Troche and Glenna Paguio},
  journal={Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine},
  volume={20 6},
Healthcare staff face significant challenges while caring for hospitalized patients experiencing sudden inability to verbalize their needs (sudden speechlessness). Familiar methods of communication such as non-verbal strategies are limited and often fail to assist suddenly speechless patients (SS) communicate their needs. Consequently, strategies tailored to the needs of hospitalized speechless patients are necessary, and must consider factors intrinsic to the patients and the complexities of… CONTINUE READING

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