2016 | March

The History of Psychonephrology

By Norman B. Levy Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry  |  Associate Director, Medical-Psychiatric Liaison Service  |   State University of New York  |  Downstate Medical Center  |  Brooklyn, New York As its name indicates, “psychonephrology” explores the psychological impact of kidney disease and focuses particularly on patients receiving kidney transplants or [...]

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Renal End-of-Life Care: Impact on Patients, Families & Staff

Psychonephrology Lecture Series | Thursday 22 October 2015 | Park Hyatt Hotel | Toronto, Canada Presented by Lewis Cohen, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University  |  Director, Renal Palliative Care Initiative, Baystate Medical Center  |  Boston MA Dr. Cohen has published and lectured extensively on palliative care topics in patients on or starting dialysis therapy. In this [...]

Mindfulness: A Proven Alternative to Helping You Feel Better

By Erika Engel, RP While medication, psychotherapy, diet and exercise are important tools and can be effective in managing anxiety, depression, and pain, mindfulness has been medically proven as an effective way to lessen these problems. Think of it as a complementary form of medicine, originally developed in the Buddhist Traditions. Jon Kabat-Zinn, who founded [...]

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Book Review Coming Soon | Until Further Notice, I am Alive by Tom Lubbock A famous art critic and illustrator, Tom Lubbock wrote his memoir on living life after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. This upcoming feature will be preceded by our review of The Iceberg, an award-winning memoir written from the perspective of his wife, Marion Coutts, an internationally [...]

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