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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?

Michelle Meade, PhD

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

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When you talk about coping, one of the most important pieces is attitude. And that includes both their own attitude and encouraging an attitude of the individual with their family member, their loved one. So for families, thinking this isn’t the en... Show More

When you talk about coping, one of the most important pieces is attitude. And that includes both their own attitude and encouraging an attitude of the individual with their family member, their loved one. So for families, thinking this isn’t the end of the world, that the person isn’t bound to a bed or in a room—their life isn’t over. Knowing yes, it’s going to be tough but there things you do to problem solve and move forward. And, continuing to expect the individual to move on with their life, and to have a purpose, and to be involved and to connect.

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What can families do to help patients cope with a 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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When you talk about coping, one of the most important pieces is attitude. And that includes both their own attitude and encouraging an attitude of the individual with their family member, their loved one. So for families, thinking this isn’t the end of the world, that the person isn’t bound to a bed or in a room—their life isn’t over. Knowing yes, it’s going to be tough but there things you do to problem solve and move forward. And, continuing to expect the individual to move on with their life, and to have a purpose, and to be involved and to connect.

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