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How do you deal with patients with a spinal cord injury who don’t want to use a wheelchair?

How do you deal with patients with a spinal cord injury who don’t want to use a wheelchair?

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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I think that it’s very important to understand the resistance and unwillingness, and really what that means to the person. Does it mean that they’re giving up on recovery? I’ve had many patients who’ve said that. There are other people who fe... Show More

I think that it’s very important to understand the resistance and unwillingness, and really what that means to the person. Does it mean that they’re giving up on recovery? I’ve had many patients who’ve said that. There are other people who feel that their skill, they are motor-challenged and don’t want to do a physical activity like that. But again to understand the nature of why and how-come and what we can together do to transcend that resistance is the most important thing. One size doesn’t fit all, people are different.

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How do you deal with patients with a spinal cord injury who don’t want to use a wheelchair?

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Lester Butt
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I think that it’s very important to understand the resistance and unwillingness, and really what that means to the person. Does it mean that they’re giving up on recovery? I’ve had many patients who’ve said that. There are other people who feel that their skill, they are motor-challenged and don’t want to do a physical activity like that. But again to understand the nature of why and how-come and what we can together do to transcend that resistance is the most important thing. One size doesn’t fit all, people are different.

How do you deal with patients with a spinal cord injury who don’t want to use a wheelchair?
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