Speech language pathologists have a unique and important role in a palliative approach to care, especially when it comes to managing risk and maintaining quality of life. Caitlin Buchell is a Speech Language Pathologist working in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. She works with individuals with neurological disorders at the end of life to maximize their quality of life and ensure that they're able to communicate. Caitlin also works in palliative care and is the consulting speech language pathologist with the Manitoba Medical Assistance in Dying team.
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the professions of more than 6,500 members and associates including over 800 audiologists. Their resource toolkit is designed to inform health-care professionals, patients/clients and their loved ones about common communication and swallowing issues at the end of life.
Learn more about the Strengthening a Palliative Approach to Long-Term Care project at: https://spaltc.ca/