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Evid Based Nurs 15:30-31 doi:10.1136/ebn.2011.100173
  • Adult nursing
  • Phenomenology

Experiences of 12 patients in the first 2 years following spinal cord injury: setting meaningful rehabilitation goals

  1. Thilo Kroll
  1. The Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
  1. Correspondence to Thilo Kroll
    Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, 11 Airlie Place, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK; t.kroll{at}dundee.ac.uk

Commentary on:

Implications for practice and research

  • A prospective understanding of the variable rehabilitation needs of people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) over time necessitates flexible, co-ordinated and interdisciplinary support from healthcare professionals over time.

  • Professional support should extend beyond functional recovery or re-training and should focus more on what is meaningful to the individual in terms of maximising social and societal participation.

Context

Appropriate rehabilitative support is crucial in the weeks and months after the onset of SCI as medical and psychosocial complications are likely to occur.1 Hence, it is important that rehabilitation professionals engage in a bespoke, patient-centred goal …

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