Guidelines for Child Development After a Spinal Cord Injury

Interview with Patricia Mucia, RN (18 Q&A videos)


Nurse Care Coordinator, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago


Patricia Mucia is a nurse with Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. She specializes in helping families of children with spinal cord injuries ease the transition from hospital to home and school and adapt to the challenges of growing up with a spinal cord injury.


Nurse Mucia’s video interview gives straightforward information about how parents can learn to cope with a new spinal cord injury, how a child’s spine is different from an adult spine, what kinds of specialized rehabilitation is available for children with SCI. Additional information includes how parents can advocate for their child in school and social settings, helping their child transition to adulthood.

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Nurse Care Coordinator, Shriners Hospital for Children - Chicago