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Current Canadian Emotional Wellbeing Practice Profile Healthcare Profesionals Working in Emotional Welbeing Teams that support the emotional wellbeing of individuals with SCI, and their families, include psychologists, psychometrists, psychiatrists, social workers, chaplains, physiatrists, family physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, therapeutic recreation staff and peer counsellors. In Canada, most E-Scan sites report having psychology (12/12 sites), psychiatry (8/12 sites), social work (12/12 sites) spiritual services (11/12 sites); and peer-support coordinators (4/12 sites). However, there are differences in the adequacy and availability of these services for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation (see Table 1.0). Table 1.0 Service Providers in Canada Addresing Emotional WelbeinG Service Provider Onsite: Inpatient Onsite: Outpatient Consult Psychologist 10/12 (83%) 5/12 (42%) 4/12 (33%) Psychiatrist 0/12 (0%) 0/12 (0%) 8/12 (67%) Psychometrist 4/12 (33%) 2/12 (17%) 3/12 (25%) Social worker 12/12 (100%) 8/12 (67%) 1/12 (8%) Chaplain/other 3/12 (25%) 0/12 (0%) 8/12 (67%) Peer support coordinator 2/12 (17%) 1/12 (8%) 1/12 (8%) Data from the E-Scan suggests an inadequate capacity to serve the emotional wellbeing needs, for individuals with SCI. For example, the number of inpatients with SCI served by full-time equivalent (FTE) psychologists, at participating sites, ranges from 24 per FTE to 330 per FTE (Figure 3.0). Figure 3.0. Number of Inpatients with SCI per Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Psychologist in Canada. Figure 3.0. Number of Inpatients with SCI per Ful-time Equivalent (FTE) Psychologist in Canada 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 24-41 79-93 112-131 281-330 Number of Sites Range (Patients per FTE) EMOTIONAL WELLBEING | BODY STRUCTURE AND FNUCTION 101


J - Emotional Wellbeing
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