Caregiving for Individuals with Chronic Illness or Injury
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For many people with SCI, personal care assistance services are critical to be able to live a healthy, productive life in the community. In this presentation, we share suggestions from people with SCI and experienced personal care assistants (PCAs) about the attitudes and actions they wish to encourage among hired personal care assistants to build positive and productive working relationships with their clients with SCI. The findings of this investigation are being used to inform the development of a web-based course for PCAs and have value for multiple disability communities who rely on the support of PCAs.