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Abstract

Learning Objectives: To understand SCI family caregiver experiences, including: 1. Perceived facilitators and barriers to providing support 2. Skills needed to enhance competency in caregiving 3. Relationship between caregiver and care receiver post-SCI 4. To recognize the support needs of family caregivers 5. To list key recommendations to meet caregiver support needs

Biography

Gaya Jeyathevan, is a Post-Doctoral Fellow who is part of the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team at the KITE Toronto Rehab, within University Health Network.  Dr. Jeyathevan completed her PhD at the University of Toronto (Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, part of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health). As a health services researcher, she is vastly interested in determining barriers towards health system-level factors, such as access/availability of services and models of care. Dr. Jeyathevan is also determined to bridge the gaps in the supportive care system by identifying the current and evolving needs of caregivers in providing care to individuals with spinal cord injury/disease.

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