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What’s the first thing families dealing with a new spinal cord injury need to understand?

What’s the first thing families dealing with a new spinal cord injury need to understand?

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

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That it’s going to be okay.  That no matter what the level of injury is that their love one has, things are eventually going to settle down, and life is going to be okay again.  It may not be terrific, the way it was before, or maybe ... Show More

That it’s going to be okay.  That no matter what the level of injury is that their love one has, things are eventually going to settle down, and life is going to be okay again.  It may not be terrific, the way it was before, or maybe it will be, but it will take some time.  And I think if people have that big picture, they’ll be so much better off from the very beginning.  

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What’s the first thing families dealing with a new spinal cord injury need to understand?

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

More Videos by Nancy Rosenberg
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That it’s going to be okay.  That no matter what the level of injury is that their love one has, things are eventually going to settle down, and life is going to be okay again.  It may not be terrific, the way it was before, or maybe it will be, but it will take some time.  And I think if people have that big picture, they’ll be so much better off from the very beginning.  

What’s the first thing families dealing with a new spinal cord injury need to understand?
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