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When should a person with a spinal cord injury return to work?

When should a person with a spinal cord injury return to work?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

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

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I like to see people get back to work as soon as possible. I think it’s really important to see yourself as a person, not a patient, not to become a lifetime patient. So you may need to go part time if you’re going to be continuing an active outp... Show More

I like to see people get back to work as soon as possible. I think it’s really important to see yourself as a person, not a patient, not to become a lifetime patient. So you may need to go part time if you’re going to be continuing an active outpatient rehabilitation. It may take time before you have enough stamina to back to a full work schedule. And your work, it might be a paid job, it might be a volunteer job, your work might be as a family caregiver, but you should get back to your life as quickly as possible.

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When should a person with a spinal cord injury return to work?

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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I like to see people get back to work as soon as possible. I think it’s really important to see yourself as a person, not a patient, not to become a lifetime patient. So you may need to go part time if you’re going to be continuing an active outpatient rehabilitation. It may take time before you have enough stamina to back to a full work schedule. And your work, it might be a paid job, it might be a volunteer job, your work might be as a family caregiver, but you should get back to your life as quickly as possible.

When should a person with a spinal cord injury return to work?
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