Oct 15, 2017
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This educational activity will help nephrology social workers overcome the most common psychosocial barriers that can keep dialysis patients from receiving a transplant referral and workup. The dialysis patient’s rights and responsibilities in regard to transplant education will be reviewed. Barriers to education, referral, and workup will be discussed from both a dialysis facility perspective and a patient perspective. Changes in the Kidney Transplant Allocation System and how it impacts patients on the waiting list for a kidney will be explored. New, collaborative methods and interventions to overcome the psychosocial barriers to kidney transplantation will be presented.
Faculty: Nicole Baurne, MSW, LICSW and Jeff Harder, MSW, LICSW, NSW-C
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members