Dr. Lynn Bielski

Dr. Lynn Bielski

<b>Department: </b>Speech Pathology and Audiology<br><b>Research Area: </b>Counseling Strategies for Person-Centered Care<br>

Department: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Research Focus: Counseling Strategies for Person-Centered Care

Potential Student Project(s): Although I am an audiologist, this project would be a good fit for any student with a desire to expand their experience in counseling, health-sciences or audiology. The project examines methods for improving patient counseling strategies. It aims to compare traditional counseling approaches with person-centered approaches. The student would explore effective communication strategies, person-centered care, and health literacy. The student would gain experience in research activities such as how to conduct a literature search, how to read and understand a research article, scientific writing, how to conduct ethical research with human subjects, and research methods. One of the end products will be a survey instrument to be used in the BSU interprofessional clinics to improve person-centered care, along with data collection/analysis. This project is unique because it offers the student the opportunity to be part of a clinically based research project.

Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate: Self-motivated, organized, science, health-science or counseling interests.

Mentoring Plan: The student and mentor will meet each week, either in person or via phone/Zoom throughout the experience. The semester would be divided into thirds:

  • Student and mentor meet to complete a skills and interests inventory. Focus background reading and writing. Ethical considerations for human subjects research and IRB protocol.
  • Exploring research methods Creation of the survey instrument.
  • Data collection/analysis of survey instrument.

Contact: 765-285-8160, HB 410