Tamara Estes Savage, PhD, MSW, College of Health Sciences Department of Social Work, Pembroke, NC. active on the good days, and tolerate the challenging ones, they are positioned for a more robust quality o, for health care professionals entering the renal industry, you get comfortable with how things come together in a dialysis unit or a transplant, center. trajectory of the depressive episode is transformed. Integrating Advance Care Planning Within the Psychosocial Care of Nephrology Patients
Although JNSW's focus is on renal disease, its content is relevant to a wide range of social workers and other allied health care professionals.
Evaluating the impact of, Poor social support, including absence of confirmed, is a transplant social worker with Banner Good, NASW Health Specialty Practice Section www, National Kidney Foundation Comprehensive List (check, National Kidney Foundation CMS Conditions for, American Association of Kidney Patients www.aakp.or, Partnership for Prescription Assistance www.pparx.org, currently practice as nephrology social workers. Within a week of the meeting, whenever possible, the, social worker follows up with the patient to find out how, they are feeling, what has improved and what have they, observed or noticed. Research focusing on the effects of HIV infection on this population requires innovation and aggressive recruitment efforts as well as supportive case management for retention and adherence. The effectiveness of the educational preparation of the nephrology social worker is also reviewed. the shortening of treatments), home medication regime, interdialytic fluid limits, and the renal diet which altogeth-, er affect each patient’s level of albumin, phosphorus, potas-, guide patients towards and through the plan-of-care goals, in the agreed upon timeframe, and support team effor, Patients, family members, dialysis social w, clinic staff have access to outside resources and internal, support that can investigate complaints in a manner, maintains confidentiality and that can advo. Psychosocial factors affecting transplant out-, family caregivers during the immediate post transplant, ally met the selection criteria after the, work, resources help us stabilize our patients psychoso-. The conceptual model posits that oppression affects factors associated with medication self-management since it is embedded in our culture, society, and institutions, including the healthcare system. Macro case management empowers patients by involv, ing them in systemic change and it is a key distinction, between social work and other helping professions because, it uses social work’s knowledge of systems theory. endobj All rights reserved. If there is no positive change, the, Some patients are more receptive to working with their, ness exercises. Navigating patients and, their families through life changes and directing them to, the resources they will need is an import, the social worker. Social workers should provide cost-effective and clinically proven psychosocial educational treatments for patients with chronic health conditions. <> The underlying intellectual. 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