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

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

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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Themselves and their fears. I think that it’s important for families and patients to have congruent paths and ideas. I’ve seen difficulties when families are on one side of the fence and the patient is on the other. Sometimes patients accommodate... Show More

Themselves and their fears. I think that it’s important for families and patients to have congruent paths and ideas. I’ve seen difficulties when families are on one side of the fence and the patient is on the other. Sometimes patients accommodate, tolerate much more quickly than family. Family can say, in a way that’s well intentioned but misdirected, that “If you just believed in God more or you worked harder, then you would run out of this rehab hospital.” It’s not always the case and that can cause a lot of conflict for the patient.

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

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Lester Butt
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Themselves and their fears. I think that it’s important for families and patients to have congruent paths and ideas. I’ve seen difficulties when families are on one side of the fence and the patient is on the other. Sometimes patients accommodate, tolerate much more quickly than family. Family can say, in a way that’s well intentioned but misdirected, that “If you just believed in God more or you worked harder, then you would run out of this rehab hospital.” It’s not always the case and that can cause a lot of conflict for the patient.

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