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Paraplegia pp 61-77 | Cite as

The role of the occupational therapist

  • Gill Arnott
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Part of the Progress in Rehabilitation book series (PRORE)

Abstract

Paraplegia, by virtue of its less devastating physical disabilities, would, at first appearance, seem to require less in the way of occupational therapy than the more severely disabled tetraplegic patient. It is all too easy to fall into the habit of referring to ‘John Smith having sustained only a paraplegia’, whereas to John Smith his paraplegic disability is total devastation and apparent loss of everything previously known.

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  • Gill Arnott

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