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What are the most difficult psychological obstacles for families to overcome after spinal cord injury?

What are the most difficult psychological obstacles for families to overcome after spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

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

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Probably the biggest psychological obstacle for families is trusting that their family member isn’t going to break again. That you can still hug this person; they’re not going to fall apart. You can still tell them to take out the trash, make dem... Show More

Probably the biggest psychological obstacle for families is trusting that their family member isn’t going to break again. That you can still hug this person; they’re not going to fall apart. You can still tell them to take out the trash, make demands on them like you would within the limits of their actual physical abilities. But, you can demand that they be a fully functioning part of the family and the relationship.

 

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What are the most difficult psychological obstacles for families to overcome after 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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Probably the biggest psychological obstacle for families is trusting that their family member isn’t going to break again. That you can still hug this person; they’re not going to fall apart. You can still tell them to take out the trash, make demands on them like you would within the limits of their actual physical abilities. But, you can demand that they be a fully functioning part of the family and the relationship.

 

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