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Peer Counseling After a Spinal Cord Injury

Interview with Julie Gassaway, RN (11 Q&A videos)

 

Director Health and Wellness, ‎Shepherd Center, Atlanta

 

Julie Gassaway, RN, has created peer support (peer mentor) programs specifically for people with spinal cord injuries. She focuses on innovative, patient-centered strategies to promote successful community re-entry following paralysis rehabilitation.

 

Gassaway’s video interview emphasizes the power of connecting with others who have already been through the experience of coping with a spinal cord injury – also known as peer support. She addresses key strategies such as; finding social support after a spinal cord injury, where to find peer mentors, how peers are matched, counseling and therapy resistance, and how to continue peer support once a patient has left the hospital.

Julie Gassaway, MS, RN Read Bio

Director Health and Wellness, ‎Shepherd Center, Atlanta

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