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Peer Mentorship

Mrs. FL is not able to return to work and is feeling isolated and intimidated about asking her medical team how to get on with her life and live it as well as she can. You mention peer mentorship as a method of community integration.
What is peer mentorship?
1. A peer mentor is an individual who has successfully overcome a similar challenge as the consumer, and provides input as the mentee progresses through his or her own experience.
What is the evidence for peer mentorship in individuals with SCI?
1. Community reintegration and adjustment following an SCI is difficult even in the presence of social and healthcare professional support.
2.  Peer mentorship may benefit both the mentor and mentee in terms of adjustment, knowledge acquisition, and QOL following an SCI.