Clinical Specialty Recognition: A Recurring Debate Despite the obvious comic element in the above quotation, Mr. Williams brings to light the growing influence of clinical specialty recognition (CSR) among health care providers and the patients they serve. Special Interest Group (SIG) 3, formerly Special Interest Division 3, has had many lively debates in the past ... SIG News
SIG News  |   March 01, 2011
Clinical Specialty Recognition: A Recurring Debate
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SIG News   |   March 01, 2011
Clinical Specialty Recognition: A Recurring Debate
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2011, Vol. 21, 3-4. doi:10.1044/vvd21.1.3
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2011, Vol. 21, 3-4. doi:10.1044/vvd21.1.3
Despite the obvious comic element in the above quotation, Mr. Williams brings to light the growing influence of clinical specialty recognition (CSR) among health care providers and the patients they serve. Special Interest Group (SIG) 3, formerly Special Interest Division 3, has had many lively debates in the past on whether our profession should pursue formal recognition of voice as a clinical specialty. The topic has recurred regularly over the years, with similar impassioned and informed positions being expressed on either side of the debate. This article will provide a general overview of how this issue has been addressed by our SIG in the past and a starting point for future discussions. Because this article has been written from an historical perspective and before our name change to SIG3, the use of the word “Division” will be retained in the ensuing descriptions.
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