We are pleased to inform you that the Psychonephrology project has won first prize in IPA (International Psychological Association) in the community award in Health. The award ceremony was held on July 25, 2019 in London, UK.

Here is the interview with Dr. Hercz (a practicing nephrologist and psychotherapist, at the Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Canada) and winner of the award, conducted by Dr Heath (a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, based in Texas) with a discussion of this project at greater length.

Dr. Hercz discusses how he became interested in helping to lessen the emotional impact of kidney disease on patients and caregivers, especially at the time of transition to dialysis.

In our recent post, we shared with you the podcast published ahead of the award ceremony.

Dr. Hercz also had an opportunity to talk more about “Psychonephrology” on Humber River Hospital’s blog. He discussed why he introduced a psychotherapeutic approach to the nephrology and dialysis units and how the implementation has benefitted this patient population  and their families.

Dr. Gavril Hercz has been practicing nephrology since 1986, first at the old Wellesley Hospital and then here at Humber. Since he arrived here in 1998, he has helped build the hospital’s current nephrology program, which is comprised of eight nephrologists, caring for more than 600 patients on dialysis. Something that Dr. Hercz has noticed … Continue reading

The aim of Team psychonephrology is to provide you with better resources to deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of a chronic medical illness.