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How do social workers help with the transition from hospital to home after a spinal cord injury?

How do social workers help with the transition from hospital to home after a spinal cord injury?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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Often in the hospital setting–it can be a fantasyland in some ways because everyone knows what spinal cord injury is or the rehab process is. You get home and you feel very alone in that process. It’s just you and your family, and you might be de... Show More

Often in the hospital setting–it can be a fantasyland in some ways because everyone knows what spinal cord injury is or the rehab process is. You get home and you feel very alone in that process. It’s just you and your family, and you might be dealing with a home-healthcare agency or caregivers that don’t know what spinal cord injury is, and it’s on you to provide that information. And it can feel very alone. I’d say that’s one of the things that’s very important for the rehab team and the social worker to emphasize to the patient and family that it’s on you to provide that education to the home-healthcare agency, the community, the family members, that you’re going to have to provide that education for folks.

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How do social workers help with the transition from hospital to home after a spinal cord injury?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Kathy Hulse
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Often in the hospital setting–it can be a fantasyland in some ways because everyone knows what spinal cord injury is or the rehab process is. You get home and you feel very alone in that process. It’s just you and your family, and you might be dealing with a home-healthcare agency or caregivers that don’t know what spinal cord injury is, and it’s on you to provide that information. And it can feel very alone. I’d say that’s one of the things that’s very important for the rehab team and the social worker to emphasize to the patient and family that it’s on you to provide that education to the home-healthcare agency, the community, the family members, that you’re going to have to provide that education for folks.

How do social workers help with the transition from hospital to home after a spinal cord injury?
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