Audiology: Remediating Boundary Issues: Triangulation and Self-Care Audiologists fill multiple roles in the lives of their clients. The audiologist is the limited-time caretaker of the client's loved one, the knowledgeable expert about speech and hearing, and sometimes, the trusted confidant. The fiduciary relationship that exists between client and clinician, however, is inherently and intentionally one-sided. Unfortunately, professionals ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2010
Audiology: Remediating Boundary Issues: Triangulation and Self-Care
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Corey L. Herd
    Radford University, Radford, VA
  • Michael P. Waide
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Tracy J. Cohn
    Radford University, Radford, VA
  • Lauren SmithColumn Editor
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Audiology
Article   |   March 01, 2010
Audiology: Remediating Boundary Issues: Triangulation and Self-Care
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2010, Vol. 20, 40-44. doi:10.1044/aas20.1.40
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2010, Vol. 20, 40-44. doi:10.1044/aas20.1.40
Abstract

Audiologists fill multiple roles in the lives of their clients. The audiologist is the limited-time caretaker of the client's loved one, the knowledgeable expert about speech and hearing, and sometimes, the trusted confidant. The fiduciary relationship that exists between client and clinician, however, is inherently and intentionally one-sided. Unfortunately, professionals who struggle with self-care and who lack awareness of self may find themselves faced with crossing boundaries or entangled in the complex web of relationships in their clients' lives. In this article, the authors examine relationship triangles (triangulation) and knowledge of self and self care as they relate to the audiologist's role with client management.

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