‘Good Start’ for spinal cord injury management: an occupational therapy initiative of Bangladesh
This paper aims to share the experience of a recent occupational therapy practice initiative for assisting in successful transition from the rehabilitation centre to the home setting. Considering the low resources and limited funds availability, this project has shown how the occupational therapist (OT) can facilitate a ‘Good Start ’ for the life of a person with spinal cord injury at home. A smooth transition to home can be facilitated by traveling along with the patient and his/her family after discharge, by sharing the transport cost, and by physically observing the patient’s home and giving technical support to family members to modify the home environment. This project is a good model for OTs working within developing countries like Bangladesh.