Mental Health Toll on Healthcare Workers

On the frontlines of the pandemic, healthcare workers face extreme challenges to mental health and wellbeing. As hospitals go “into ‘surge’ mode,” launching rigorous infection control protocols, arranging triage tents, and reserving floors and wings for Covid-19 patients, many medical workers are seeing things that will stick with them for years to come[i]. They are [...]

By |2020-12-29T18:22:34+00:00December 29th, 2020|From The Blog, Clinician's Corner|0 Comments

Year 2019 in a nutshell

As we approach the year-end, Team Psychonephrology would like to thank you all for your continuous support and encouragement throughout our journey together. We would like to recap some of the topics that received the widest viewership. At the beginning of this year, we started a new blog series, “in conversation series”, where the patients [...]

By |2020-10-15T14:31:11+00:00December 24th, 2019|2019, From The Blog|0 Comments

Post traumatic stress or Growth?

It is believed that every stressful or disturbing incident/ accident leaves a mark behind. The effects are not solely physical but also emotional and psychological. The medical term for this is “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”. These upsetting feelings and anxieties don’t go away,  with symptoms that can be both physical (fatigue, racing heartbeat, aches, nightmares, [...]

By |2020-04-01T20:58:36+00:00January 10th, 2019|2019, COVID 19, From The Blog|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 |2019-11-05T05:56:41+00:00October 24th, 2017|2017, From The Blog|0 Comments

Should moving towards the end of life begin a conversation?

Being Mortal Dying is an inevitable part of life. In the manner that we celebrate and discuss the process of birth, why we can’t discuss the process of death? Even for medical professionals, who have seen people going through the process of dying more than anyone else, they are not completely comfortable talking about it [...]

By |2019-11-05T05:56:41+00:00June 14th, 2017|2017, From The Blog|0 Comments

A Curious Case of Patient Complaints using Social Media: Role of technology

Social media present both new opportunities as well as challenges for the medical profession. With the increasingly rapid adoption of new technology, the way people communicate complaints and also the way these grievances are handled has changed significantly in the last few years. Patients and families increasingly prefer to use social media to share their [...]

By |2019-11-26T16:27:23+00:00February 13th, 2017|2017, From The Blog|0 Comments

Guest Blog Post Invitation

We, at, 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 with your post ideas. Our Audience Nephrology clinicians Mental health clinicians Patients Families Caregivers Good Topics for psychonephrology readers Psychological impacts [...]

By |2019-11-05T05:56:48+00:00January 19th, 2017|2017, From The Blog|0 Comments