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At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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We want to make it as soon as they come into a physical rehabilitation facility, but ideally if we’re able to get them even while they’re in an acute-care hospital, sometimes we’ll go in and do that as well. We just let them know that we’re t... Show More

We want to make it as soon as they come into a physical rehabilitation facility, but ideally if we’re able to get them even while they’re in an acute-care hospital, sometimes we’ll go in and do that as well. We just let them know that we’re there for them, and that we’ve worked with a lot individuals who have had similar injuries, and that we want give them, if you will, the hope that somehow there are positive things to look forward to. They won’t be left alone and they’ll get the emotional support needed to go through the ordeal.

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At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

More Videos by Samuel Gordon
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We want to make it as soon as they come into a physical rehabilitation facility, but ideally if we’re able to get them even while they’re in an acute-care hospital, sometimes we’ll go in and do that as well. We just let them know that we’re there for them, and that we’ve worked with a lot individuals who have had similar injuries, and that we want give them, if you will, the hope that somehow there are positive things to look forward to. They won’t be left alone and they’ll get the emotional support needed to go through the ordeal.

At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?
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