Shifting sands:changing the way we think about practice
Social workers and psychologists can play an important role within the wider interdisciplinary team by ensuring contemporary research findings are translated into daily practice. Despite shifts in knowledge found in contemporary literature, new understandings are not always translated into daily practice. Health care professionals tend to anticipate more negative consequences of psychosocial adjustment to SCI than is necessarily experienced by individuals themselves. This has implications for effective clinical interventions. This practice issues paper aims to present current research finding which debunk seemingly persistent myths surrounding adjustment to SCI, and to consider strategies for bridging the research/practice divide.
SCI Psychosocial Process