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How do you help families develop an understanding of spinal cord injury?

How do you help families develop an understanding of spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

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We try to have the family learn from, in our case their veteran, the injured person. We do provide written materials for families and videos that they can watch to see how people can adapt. We encourage families to see their family member in rehabili... Show More

We try to have the family learn from, in our case their veteran, the injured person. We do provide written materials for families and videos that they can watch to see how people can adapt. We encourage families to see their family member in rehabilitation so they can watch the progress, and also be realistic about expectations. Families though often need therapy; they need counseling to readjust because it’s a big loss for them and their own expectations. Also, they need to take on more responsibility, they need to help with things that that injured person can’t do. 

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How do you help families develop an understanding of spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

More Videos by Jonathon Rose
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We try to have the family learn from, in our case their veteran, the injured person. We do provide written materials for families and videos that they can watch to see how people can adapt. We encourage families to see their family member in rehabilitation so they can watch the progress, and also be realistic about expectations. Families though often need therapy; they need counseling to readjust because it’s a big loss for them and their own expectations. Also, they need to take on more responsibility, they need to help with things that that injured person can’t do. 

How do you help families develop an understanding of spinal cord injury?
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