Using Unpredicted Vocational Outcomes Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury to Identify Powerful, Novel Return-to-Work Barriers and Facilitators, pp. 565-578
Authors: Gregory C. Murphy
Abstract: This chapter briefly reviews the research into vocational achievement following traumatic spinal cord injury, summarises evidence supporting the validity of a vocational focus within rehabilitation and presents findings from a study designed to identify novel, powerful factors facilitating or hindering post-injury vocational achievement. Study results identify infrequently-studied environmental factors (such as social support from employers, family, and friends) as facilitators of unexpected positive post-injury vocational achievement.