Independent Audiologists Australia Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct
Patients may return for follow up
consultations to achieve optimal outcomes.
Depending on the fee structure (bundled, partially bundled or
unbundled), follow up consultations may be charged for.
Outcomes will be limited by the
individual circumstances and abilities of the patient. A satisfactory outcome may not be associated
with improved communication, as individual circumstances and ability will
determine the limits of improvement that are possible.
Patients have the right to be
offered a choice of interventions / devices / instruments, with the relative
merits / disadvantages / risks / potential outcomes – and costs associated with
each alternative, fully discussed.
Patients who demand an intervention
that has not been recommended by the audiologist must accept responsibility for
the outcome of the that intervention.