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Learned Helplessness, the Mirage of Safety, and Home Dialysis
Learned helplessness (LH), a term first used by two psychologists in 1967 studying learned behaviour in dogs, soon translated into human behavioural psychology.
Published on 2019-06-05 19:11:17 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Who Will Dialyze “Complex Patients”?
For years, I’ve received an occasional call or email from a hospital case manager or a patient’s loved one who was having a hard time finding a dialysis clinic that would admit someone with a trach with or without a vent.
Published on 2019-05-30 12:33:30 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Staff Orientation to Psychosocial Needs of People with Kidney Failure
Providing an orientation in every clinic could help staff know when to refer and help patients know who to ask for help when they need it.
Published on 2019-05-23 16:08:05 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Bringing Healing into Focus: The Renal Community Photo Initiative
I wanted to better understand why certain patients who require hemodialysis treatment can lead positive, productive lives while others may feel defined and beaten by kidney disease
Published on 2019-05-16 19:48:16 by Chris McIntyre
Incremental Dialysis: Toward a Nuanced Approach
Much has been written, though agreement remains elusive, about when to start dialysis
Published on 2019-05-09 18:58:17 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health