Patient Perspective Part Two: Living with a Laryngectomy

Course Description:
This podcast was a conversation with Steve Cooper, laryngectomy patient. In this second episode, we discussed options for communication for a patient following a laryngectomy. Steve also conveyed the stages a patient goes through as they adjust to the changes – the “loss of self” that occurs with a loss of voice. This is shared through Steve’s own personal journey. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. List 3 communication options for a patient with a laryngectomy
  2. Describe considerations for counseling and support for a patient following permanent loss of voice