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How are family relationships affected by a spinal cord injury?

How are family relationships affected by a spinal cord injury?

Laura Tuck, PsyD

Psychologist, Memphis VA Medical Center

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Often times the family is the primary caregiver for that individual, so not only are they learning a new set of skills, but they’re having to redefine their relationship. And often times, depending on what phase of life they’re in, that can be a ... Show More

Often times the family is the primary caregiver for that individual, so not only are they learning a new set of skills, but they’re having to redefine their relationship. And often times, depending on what phase of life they’re in, that can be a challenge in reestablishing what those roles are. They’re also providing support for the individual as well, so it’s essential that we include family members in the acute care and long-term care process.

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How are family relationships affected by a spinal cord injury?

Laura Tuck, PsyD

Psychologist, Memphis VA Medical Center

More Videos by Laura Tuck
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Often times the family is the primary caregiver for that individual, so not only are they learning a new set of skills, but they’re having to redefine their relationship. And often times, depending on what phase of life they’re in, that can be a challenge in reestablishing what those roles are. They’re also providing support for the individual as well, so it’s essential that we include family members in the acute care and long-term care process.

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