Experienced physicians make snap decisions – already
deciding on course or two of treatment within seconds
after testing the patients for their illnesses.
When a young mother brings in a child and when the
physician realizes the diagnosis is deafness, then
what would the suggested “snap” treatment be?
– to refer the child to an audiologist
– to refer the child to an oral school
– to refer the child to a residential school
– to refer the child to a Pathologist
– to refer the child to a Cochlear Implant specialist
– to refer the child to a Cued Speech specialist
Is the physician always right? Are the parents
always right in making the choice?
In almost all cases, time will tell. There are
no promises, or guarantees.