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Global Perspectives in aging, communication disorders, and access to care in underserved regions of the world

Date:
April 11, 2016
Time:
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Category:
Events
Location:
Room 702, Mary and John Gray Library
Details:

Global Perspectives in aging, communication disorders, and access to care in underserved regions of the world - Prof. Brooke Hallowell, Dept. of Communications Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University, Ohio, USA

Abstract: Worldwide, many older people with communication disabilities do not have ac-cess to services that may benefit them. In some regions this is due in part to a lack of specialized clinicians, and universitybased programs to educate such clinicians. There are often infrastructural challenges to access to care, too, including problems with trans-portation and funding. Still, even when older people have potential access to services, they often do not take advantage of them. Complex cultural constraints related to beliefs about aging, plus varied aspects of religion and tradition, can present challenges in terms of access to care. We will consider strategic ways of facing those challenges by foster-ing culture change in meaningful, ethical, and sustainable ways.


Contact:
Garima Panta
gpanta@lamar.edu