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    #16
    Originally posted by Jakeb22
    I think the docter is confident that he can begin his rehab as we speak.
    so he was getting used to getting in and out a wheelchair yesterday, and was dizzy etc. prob bec been lying on inclined bed all week.

    im a bit concerned about your move out of dubai statement, can you reassure me a bit?
    Jake,
    Your decision here can be pretty objective. Go over KLD's (SCI-Nurse's) questions with someone at the hospital and get some factual answers. You should be matter-of-fact about the questions and make sure the answers are based on facts they can back up. As an engineer you brother should buy into this approach as well. If he doesn't stay in Dubai you've got the questions for the next potential place.
    Good luck and I hope everything goes well,
    Carl

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      #17
      From my review of their website, this is a hospital that specializes in spinal surgery, but not much in rehabilitation. There are no rehabilitation physician specialists (physiatrists) or nurses listed. Therapy is only 6 days per week (in the USA, the standard now is for 7 days per week). They discourage you from wearing street clothes. There is no indication that there is much formal or informal education about spinal cord injury provided by the team. No mention of psychology or vocational rehabilitation services. The model is definitely medical, not rehabilitatilon. If he stays there, he will probably need to do another inpatient rehab stay once he gets home in order to be functioning at his highest level, and educated about how to maintain his health. (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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