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How to use this Website?

This website is for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians. Others who have yet not assimilated sufficient knowledge on comprehensive management.

Psychosocial issues for doctors following SCI

  • Mehta, S, Orenczuk, S, Blackport, D and Teasell, R (2021). Mental Health after Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE)
  • Kennedy, P. (2015). Chapter 45: Coping effectively with spinal cord injuries. ISCOS Textbook of Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Kennedy P (2009). Coping Effectively with Spinal Cord Injuries: Therapists Guide. Treatments that work series. Oxford University Press
  • Duff, J. & Kennedy, P. (2003). Chapter 14: Spinal cord injury. In: S. Llewelyn and P. Kennedy (Eds), Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology, pp 251-278.  Chichester: John Wiley and Son Ltd
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America and Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicide in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury (2020), USA
  • Craig, A and Nicholson Perry, K (2014). Guide for health professionals on the psychosocial care for people with spinal cord injury (2nd Edn.). New South Wales State Spinal Cord Injury Service, Sydney. https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/155233/Guide-Psychosocial-Care.pdf
  • Craig A, Tran Y, Middleton J. Psychological morbidity and spinal cord injury: a review. Spinal Cord 2009; 47: 108-114.
  • Krause JS. Self-reported problems after spinal cord injury: Implications for rehabilitation practice. Topics pinal Cord inj Rehabil 2007‘; 12: 35-44.
  • Post MWM, van Leeuwen CMC. Psychosocial issues in spinal cord injury: a review. Spinal Cord 2012; 50: 382-9.
  • van Leeuwen CM, Kraaijeveld S, Lindeman E, Post MW. Associations between psychological factors and quality of life ratings in persons with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Spinal Cord. 2012 Mar;50(3):174-87.
  • Peter C, Müller R, Cieza A, Geyh S. Psychological resources in spinal cord injury: a systematic literature review. Spinal Cord. 2012 Mar;50(3):188-201.
  • Müller R, Peter C, Cieza A, Geyh S. The role of social support and social skills in people with spinal cord injury--a systematic review of the literature. Spinal Cord. 2012 Feb;50(2):94-106.