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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?

Michelle Meade, PhD

Psychologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Sometimes it is the new role, that you have people who have to do things in a new way. Sometimes we feel a lot more comfortable getting mad at family members than we do at caregivers, nurses. We show our irritation to them because we know that they... Show More

Sometimes it is the new role, that you have people who have to do things in a new way. Sometimes we feel a lot more comfortable getting mad at family members than we do at caregivers, nurses. We show our irritation to them because we know that they’re going to come back, that that’s okay, they know the breadth of our personality. But when that happens too long, then it becomes a problem. And so sometimes it’s thinking about—okay, you’re in this together, how do you make it work? And, I guess that’s one of the main things I try to think about it. It’s not one person or the other, it’s you’re both in this together—how does this work as a system.

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

Michelle Meade, PhD

Psychologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

More Videos by Michelle Meade
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Sometimes it is the new role, that you have people who have to do things in a new way. Sometimes we feel a lot more comfortable getting mad at family members than we do at caregivers, nurses. We show our irritation to them because we know that they’re going to come back, that that’s okay, they know the breadth of our personality. But when that happens too long, then it becomes a problem. And so sometimes it’s thinking about—okay, you’re in this together, how do you make it work? And, I guess that’s one of the main things I try to think about it. It’s not one person or the other, it’s you’re both in this together—how does this work as a system.

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