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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?

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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I think patience and tolerance are very important; respecting also the person’s privacy. When people need a break from family and need to self-reflect, I think that’s important. I think rehabilitation can be very intense and very time consuming, ... Show More

I think patience and tolerance are very important; respecting also the person’s privacy. When people need a break from family and need to self-reflect, I think that’s important. I think rehabilitation can be very intense and very time consuming, especially when compressed hospital stays are certainly here. So the idea of not keeping people busy all the time, and allowing people to understand the connotative meaning of the injury to them, is very important.

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

Lester Butt, PhD

Psychologist/Director, Psychology Department, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Lester Butt
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I think patience and tolerance are very important; respecting also the person’s privacy. When people need a break from family and need to self-reflect, I think that’s important. I think rehabilitation can be very intense and very time consuming, especially when compressed hospital stays are certainly here. So the idea of not keeping people busy all the time, and allowing people to understand the connotative meaning of the injury to them, is very important.

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