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What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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The fact that patients become their primary advocates, so one of the things we want patients to know, and their families, is that they need to know as much about their condition as possible, and be able to ask questions as they go out into the commun... Show More

The fact that patients become their primary advocates, so one of the things we want patients to know, and their families, is that they need to know as much about their condition as possible, and be able to ask questions as they go out into the community. They need to educate others about their spinal cord injury, including sometimes physicians in the community who may not be aware of what’s involved in caring for a spinal cord patient. So being the educated consumer is a good thing that we try to get outpatients and families as well to be aware of.

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What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

More Videos by Samuel Gordon
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The fact that patients become their primary advocates, so one of the things we want patients to know, and their families, is that they need to know as much about their condition as possible, and be able to ask questions as they go out into the community. They need to educate others about their spinal cord injury, including sometimes physicians in the community who may not be aware of what’s involved in caring for a spinal cord patient. So being the educated consumer is a good thing that we try to get outpatients and families as well to be aware of.

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