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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 rehabilitation and team

  1. 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
  2. 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-Psychos ocial-Care.pdf
  3. Kennedy, P. (2015). Chapter 45: Coping effectively with spinal cord injuries. ISCOS Textbook of Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries
  4. Craig, A., Duff, J., & Middleton, J. (2022). Spinal cord injuries. In Asmundson, G.J.G (Ed.) Comprehensive Clinical Psychology, 2nd edition, vol. 8. Elsevier, pp. 301-328.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818697-8.00061-3. ISBN: 97801286978
  5. Kennedy, P., Duff, J., Evans, M. & Beedie, A. (2003). Coping effectiveness training reduces depression and anxiety following traumatic spinal cord injuries. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 42, 41-52
  6. Maribo T, Jensen CM, Madsen LS, Handberg C. Experiences with and perspectives on goal setting in spinal cord injury rehabilitation: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Spinal Cord. 2020 Sep;58(9):949-958. doi: 10.1038/s41393-020-0485-8.
  7. Stiggelbout AM, Pieterse AH, De Haes JC. Shared decision making: Concepts, evidence, and practice. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Oct;98(10):1172-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.06.022. Epub 2015 Jul 15. PMID: 26215573.
  8. Scheel-Sailer, A., Post, M. W., Michel, F., Weidmann-Hügle, T., & Baumann Hölzle, R. (2017). Patients' views on their decision making during inpatient rehabilitation after newly acquired spinal cord injury - A qualitative interview-based study. Health Expectations, 20(5), 1133-1142.

  9. Coker J, Cuthbert J, Ketchum JM, Holicky R, Huston T, Charlifue S. Re-inventing yourself after spinal cord injury: a site-specific randomized clinical trial. Spinal Cord. 2019 Apr;57(4):282-292. doi: 10.1038/s41393-018-0230-8. Epub 2018 Dec 20. PMID: 30573769; PMCID: PMC6451659.