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TitlePsychonephrology 1 [electronic resource] : Psychological Factors in Hemodialysis and Transplantation / edited by Norman B. Levy
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1981
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Descript XVIII, 287 p. online resource


Major nephrological and psychological organizations have, at best, set aside only small portions of their programs for papers or panels devoted to the psychological aspect of patients with end-stage renal disease. Thus, the increased need for information concerning the psychological aspects of end-stage renal disease has been met by occasional journal articles, professional peer discussions, small portions of national conferยญ ences, and informal conversations and consultations with people with clinical and research experience in these areas. The First International Conference on Psychological Factors in Hemodialysis and Transplantation arose out of a need to have a forum in which the major people involved in treatment and research in this area could share their latest work among themselves and with the registrants. The initial encouragement for organizing such a conference came from the rank and file of nephrology social workers, nephrology nurses, and liaison psychiatrists and psychologists. In early 1977 I had decided that I would make an effort to organize such a meeting and asked the two other individuals most closely identified with major research in this area, Atara Kaplan De-Nour and Harry S. Abram, to join me in planning this conferยญ ence. With their support and suggestions concerning the program, I embarked upon an attempt to raise financial backing for it. I was someยญ what surprised to find that the many equipment and drug companies supporting nephrological conferences were not greatly interested in this one


I. Hemodialysis and Renal Transplantation -- 1. Uremia Therapy: Innovations Promise Near-Term Improvement -- 2. Measurement of Neurobehavioral Response to Renal Failure, Dialysis, and Transplantation -- 3. Impediments to Psychological Care of the Chronic Renal Patient -- 4. Professional Stress and the Responses of Nurses Caring for Patients with Chronic Renal Failure -- 5. Whatโ{128}{153}s New on Cause and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions in End-Stage Renal Disease -- 6. Severe Psychiatric Disorder in Dialysis-Transplant Patients: The Low Incidence of Psychiatric Hospitalization -- 7. The Role of the Chaplain as a Member of the Renal Dialysis-Kidney Transplant Team -- 8. The Nephrology Social Worker as the Primary Psychological Practitioner -- 9. A Family Oriented Supportive Approach to Dialysis and Renal Transplantation in Children -- 10. Observation on Body Image in Renal Patients -- II. Hemodialysis -- 11. A Brief Overview of Psychosocial Research on Hemodialysis Patients -- 12. Dialysis and Ethics: Be Strong and Trust (Please!) -- 13. Prediction of Adjustment to Chronic Hemodialysis -- 14. Hemodialysis, Rehabilitation, and Psychological Support -- 15. Empirical Questionnaire Survey of the Education of Hemodialysis Patients and Their Partners in Various Dialysis Settings -- 16. Denial and Objectivity in Hemodialysis Patients Adjustment by Opposite Mechanisms -- 17. Use of Fantasy for Conflict Resolution in the Pediatric Hemodialysis Patient -- III. Renal Transplantation -- 18. Psychological Factors Affecting Acceptance or Rejection of Kidney Transplants -- 19. The Life Trajectory of Patients with Long-Term Kidney Transplants: A Pilot Study -- 20. Transplantation: Psychological Implications of Changes in Body Image -- 21. Psychological Reactions to Giving a Kidney -- 22. Stopping Immunosuppressant Therapy Following Successful Renal Transplantation: Two-Year Follow-Up -- 23. Consultation-Liaison in a Renal Transplant Unit -- 24. Psychotherapeutic Intervention in the Kidney Transplant Service

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