CNSW Advocacy Series

In order to provide the best clinical care to assist patients, families and staff, social workers in nephrology settings are increasingly focused on the topic of advocacy. The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers (NKF-CNSW) presents the Advocacy Series, a combination of live and pre-recorded webinars aiming to equip nephrology social workers with knowledge and strategies to enhance their practice.

Continuing Education credit will be available!
Series learning objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss opportunities for change.
  • You will be able to review strategies for self-advocacy.
  • You will be able to understand the benefits of membership.

The Affordable Care Act and What You Need to Know

October 30, 2013
Troy Zimmerman and Tonya Saffer, NKF Government Relations staff, have partnered with CNSW Chairperson Leanne Peace, MSW, LCSW, MHA, to present you an overview of the new healthcare law and how it will impact kidney patients.

Please note CEU credit was only given for participants viewing the live webinar.

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Mindfulness: A Paradoxical Approach to Nephrology Social Work Self Care

March 2015
In honor of National Social Work Month, NKF-CNSW member Gary Petingola, MSW, RSW, speaks to the unique challenges of nephrology social workers and presents strategies for self-care. Available to NKF-CNSW members only.

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Upcoming Topics and Speakers

(dates and times TBD)

Legislative Advocacy

Tom Lepetich, MSW, LCSW, discusses how social workers can advocate to improve regulations protecting their profession and impacting patient care.
Available to anyone who wants to participate!

Nephrology Social Work: Maintaining a Clinical Framework

Stephanie Johnstone, MSW, LCSW, addresses how nephrology social workers can define the importance of their nephrology social work services on the interdisciplinary team; identify the tools available to help patients overcome the psychosocial barriers to survival, hospitalization and quality of life; and learn how to guard their clinical time in order to remain patient-centered and survey-ready.
Available to NKF-CNSW members only.Members only