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How do you help newly injured patients develop an understanding of their spinal cord injury?

How do you help newly injured patients develop an understanding of their 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 have to listen to where the patient is at that time. Some patients come in and they’re optimistic, they’re ready to work, and we’ll help them to discover what their potential is. Nobody one really knows what their potential is when they firs... Show More

We have to listen to where the patient is at that time. Some patients come in and they’re optimistic, they’re ready to work, and we’ll help them to discover what their potential is. Nobody one really knows what their potential is when they first come in so we’re discovering it also. Other people are very frightened; they really just want to lie around and wait for a miracle to get better. Those people we have to reassure, and we also need to push because if they do just lie around there it’s going to get worse.

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How do you help newly injured patients develop an understanding of their 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 have to listen to where the patient is at that time. Some patients come in and they’re optimistic, they’re ready to work, and we’ll help them to discover what their potential is. Nobody one really knows what their potential is when they first come in so we’re discovering it also. Other people are very frightened; they really just want to lie around and wait for a miracle to get better. Those people we have to reassure, and we also need to push because if they do just lie around there it’s going to get worse.

How do you help newly injured patients develop an understanding of their spinal cord injury?
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