Effects of Burnout and 10 prevention strategies

Burnout is often called a disease of modern times and with the ongoing COVID 19 situation going around the world, people, especially the helping professionals are even more prone to it.  Burnout can be described as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Burnout is often not recognized and detected [...]

By |2020-04-24T15:39:09+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Bean-spiration|0 Comments

Managing anxiety in times of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Up until two weeks ago many of us were finalizing our travel plans for March break. Then suddenly the news channels began bombarding us with Coronavirus news.  The World Health Organization subsequently labeled COVID-19 known as a pandemic. Emotional responses included anxiety states and even panic attacks. With added information that people over 60 and those [...]

By |2020-03-24T18:49:00+00:00March 19th, 2020|Mental Health, 2020, COVID 19|0 Comments

World Kidney Day 2020

Kidney disease has become a major illness, given the aging population, the growth in the frequency of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Kidney disease doesn’t present with any symptoms, and thus may only be diagnosed once it has progressed significantly, to a stage where it is irreversible. The impacts of any disease are not only physical [...]

By |2020-03-12T14:14:25+00:00March 12th, 2020|2020, Clinician's Corner|0 Comments

Two-way life: A caregiver’s story

I walked out of the doctor’s office, in a trance, almost forgetting that my fifteen year old, beside me, had walked through the very same door with me. The doctor had said, “Your son’s kidneys are failing!” During the fifteen-to-twenty minutes of intense conversation, the doctor had talked extensively about chronic kidney disease. Slowly he [...]

By |2020-03-02T18:04:32+00:00February 27th, 2020|2020, For Caregivers|0 Comments

35+ Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team

The sudden news of kidney disease can come as a shock for some, making it difficult to process the information. There may be instances when you want to know more but seem lost in the whole web of advice and multiple clinicians who are now involved. We wanted to provide you a checklist of questions [...]

By |2020-02-20T17:12:43+00:00February 20th, 2020|2020, Bean-spiration|0 Comments

Webinar: CKD and Mental Health

Diagnosis of any chronic illness like kidney disease can be a very turbulent time for any patient. The information and diagnosis may feel overwhelming and the patient might feel at a loss in connecting with his family, friends and even healthcare team. What is it like to live with a chronic kidney disease, how does [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:03:59+00:00February 11th, 2020|2020, In conversation Series|0 Comments

In Conversation Series

Janet Wright with Dr. Gavril Hercz As a nephrologist and psychotherapist, I believe it is important to shed more light on the emotional impact of chronic illness, like polycystic kidney disease (PKD), on patients and families. Last year, during the “In Conversation Series”, we shared the 2018 Toronto PKD scientific conference video, in which  Ms. [...]

By |2020-01-23T17:40:33+00:00January 23rd, 2020|2020, Videos|0 Comments