From Concepts to Collaboration: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities for Audiologists in Primary Care Teams

Alongside the “Beyond Silos” and “From Words to Wellness” presentations, this session stems from the Canadian Workforce Solutions Program to explore the perspectives of audiologists in navigating comprehensive interprofessional primary care (CIPC) teams. Data will be presented from a Concept Mapping study, providing an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by audiologists and speech-language pathologists, and valuable insights for optimizing their roles in CIPC teams. Visual representation of the collective narrative will be presented to support the readiness of audiologists and speech-language pathologists to participate in the interprofessional healthcare landscape. Discussion will focus on the unique needs of audiologists, and tailored strategies & resources for effective interprofessional teamwork in delivering comprehensive and patient-centered primary care.