Melinda Kurtz is a pediatric rehabilitation nurse at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle.
Case Study of an Adolescent Spinal Cord Injured Patient
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1993 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 237–239, July-August 1993
How to Cite
Kurtz, M. J. (1993), Case Study of an Adolescent Spinal Cord Injured Patient. Rehabilitation Nursing, 18: 237–239. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1993.tb00761.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
An adolescent SCI patient's constant resistant behaviors caused caregivers to reconsider the usual rehabilitation nursing focus of teaching for independence. Teaching goals were changed to focus on the most essential information and behaviors that would be needed for safe care after discharge. The family and the patient were able to learn these, and although no further progress has been made toward independence, it appears that the patient is being safely cared for in the community.