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What can families do to help patients cope with a spinal cord injury?

What can families do to help patients cope with a spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

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

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There’s a lot of silence in families where the family member is worried about the disabled person and the disabled person is worried about their family, and everyone just kind of dances around it. Be honest, communicate, work on your problems toget... Show More

There’s a lot of silence in families where the family member is worried about the disabled person and the disabled person is worried about their family, and everyone just kind of dances around it. Be honest, communicate, work on your problems together as a team. And that really re-establishes the person’s faith that they have something to contribute to the relationship.

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What can families do to help patients cope with a 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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There’s a lot of silence in families where the family member is worried about the disabled person and the disabled person is worried about their family, and everyone just kind of dances around it. Be honest, communicate, work on your problems together as a team. And that really re-establishes the person’s faith that they have something to contribute to the relationship.

What can families do to help patients cope with a spinal cord injury?
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