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Simple steps to getting a good night’s sleep

How to Sleep Better A sound sleep does wonders for your mental and physical health. Not sleeping well takes a serious toll on your health and drains your energy. Getting a perfect sleep can prove a struggle for many. […] (more…)
By | September 6th, 2018|2018 | September, Physical Health|0 Comments

21st Annual Day in Applied Psychoanalysis

    Regular Registration: $165 (Register online or at the door) Full time Students: $85 (*Proof of 2017/2018 status in universities and colleges needs to be provided, see below.) Mental-health trainees and retired seniors: eligible for a 25% fee reduction (*Proof of 2017/18 status required, see below) The George Ignatief Theatre, University of Toronto 15 Devonshire [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|From The Blog|0 Comments

The Trauma of Dialysis Initiation

We are happy to announce that Dr. Gavril Hercz’s article is published, in the Perspective section of JASN October 2017 28: 2835-2837. The link for the article can be found here. http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/28/10/2835 This article discusses at length the psychosocial impact of serious medical illness, such as kidney disease, which affects not only patients but also [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Clinician's Corner, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Guest Blog Post Invitation

We, at psychonephrology.com, greatly appreciate the support that this blog has received from everyone since its inception. We are happy to announce that we are accepting guest posts. You can reach us at admin@psychonephrology.com with your post ideas. Our Audience Nephrology clinicians Mental health clinicians Patients Families Caregivers Good Topics for psychonephrology readers Psychological impacts [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|2017 | January, From The Blog|0 Comments

It’s Holiday time!!

Psychonephrology Team is also taking a winter break As the year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your posts and comments, which speak to the growing community engaged with this topic. We have tried to touch various aspects of coping with kidney disease, dealing not only [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|2016 | December, From The Blog|0 Comments

“When Breath Becomes Air” – by Paul Kalanithi

 Book review by Mona Rassi “When Breath Becomes Air” is a book written by a 36 years old neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Before going to medical school, Paul Kalanithi studied English literature. He loved reading and writing, and he took the opportunity to write a book that will influence the lives (more…)
By | November 17th, 2016|2016 | November, Reviews|0 Comments

Upcoming Book Review: “Until Further Notice, I Am Alive”

 Can terminal illness mar your passion for life? No one plans his day as if he will die tomorrow. But what if you are aware that you don’t have much time left? Will your remaining life change forever? Will you retain your zeal for life? When you are given only a year or two to (more…)
By | October 20th, 2016|2016 | October, Reviews|0 Comments

4 of 4 | Physician-Assisted Death Video Series

Physician-Assisted Death in the Renal Unit? A special four-part series on the various struggles physicians face with the legalization of Physician-Assisted Death. PART FOUR In Conversation with Drs Rauf Sirman, Sonu Gaind and James Downar The series ends with a discussion between presenters Drs Rauf Sirman, Sonu Gaind, and James Downar and the audience comprised of community/academic [...]

3 of 4 | Physician-Assisted Death Video Series

Physician-Assisted Death in the Renal Unit? A special four-part series on the various struggles physicians face with the legalization of Physician-Assisted Death. PART THREE Physician-Assisted Death in Canada: Where We Are, Where We Are Going Presented by Dr. James Downar Dr. Downar expands upon Dr. Gainds lecture by exploring the various infringements in mental illness brought up in [...]

2 of 4 | Physician-Assisted Death Video Series

Physician-Assisted Death in the Renal Unit? A special four-part series on the various struggles physicians face with the legalization of Physician-Assisted Death. PART TWO Do Not Harm – Help Me Die: Navigating Mental Health Issues in the Turbulent Waters of Intolerable Suffering and (Ir)remediability Presented by Dr. Sonu Gaind Dr. Sonu Gaind opens up his lecture by [...]