Title

Spirituality, Hope, and Resilience in the Recovery and Adaptation Process Following Spinal Cord Injury

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

5-10-2022

Book

Cellular, molecular, physiology, and behavioral aspects of spinal cord injury: The neuroscience of spinal cord injury pp. 459-469

ISBN

978-0-12-822427-4

Embargo Period

6-15-2022

ANZSRC / FoR Code

4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Medicine and Health Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

B1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

Much of the research which has investigated adaptation after spinal cord injury (SCI) has focused upon the physical and psychological challenges confronting the injured person. There is a growing body of evidence however which suggests that many people with SCI and their family members can overcome these challenges and move forward, drawing upon a range of resources and strengths. Spirituality, hope, and resilience are three constructs that have been associated with positive outcomes after SCI. This chapter outlines the research findings to date about these constructs within the field of SCI. The relationship between these variables will be examined and explored. Implications for SCI practice will be discussed, and the findings from the trial of one intervention program conducted with rehabilitation staff outlined.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822427-4.00038-1

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