SpinalMap: An Essential Read for Partners, Friends, Colleagues and Care Givers of SCI patients.
SpinalMap, has been described by a rehab professional as an “essential read” for both recently injured people as well as family, friends and associates of people who have suffered spinal cord injury.
For close friends and relatives, SpinalMap provides insight and information that will help them better understand what the patient is going through and what to expect once the patient leaves rehab.
In broader terms, SpinalMap is an essential aid to the social reintegration of the SCI patient. For the most part, people have scant knowledge of what a person with SCI has been through or what they face in re-establishing their lives. Because of this, their reactions are often inappropriate.
Communications fail right at the outset and are difficult to mend.
SpinalMap bridges this gap. It is sensitively written and to the point. It deals frankly with the issues surrounding spinal cord injury; it informs and enlightens without becoming overly technical or complicated. It seeks to engender empathy through understanding.
SpinalMap is a valuable tool for personal reference and for promoting awareness in the workplace, particularly where employees deal with members of the public.
Rob Hope is a writer and television director. After filming a documentary for an accessible adventure touring company, he realised that communication between people who had suffered spinal cord injury and society at large is a fraught area. Spinalmap is written for people who wish to understand and empathise with those who are living with the effects of SCI.