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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?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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A lot of it does come down to basic education. We certainly work with the physicians, and nurses and physical and occupational therapists to get them to sort of understand the actual physical anatomy of what happened to them. We also get them to real... Show More

A lot of it does come down to basic education. We certainly work with the physicians, and nurses and physical and occupational therapists to get them to sort of understand the actual physical anatomy of what happened to them. We also get them to realize where they are now is not where they will be. That indeed this is the initial injury, but that their body does have the physical ability to adapt in certain ways.

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

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

More Videos by Samuel Gordon
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A lot of it does come down to basic education. We certainly work with the physicians, and nurses and physical and occupational therapists to get them to sort of understand the actual physical anatomy of what happened to them. We also get them to realize where they are now is not where they will be. That indeed this is the initial injury, but that their body does have the physical ability to adapt in certain ways.

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