Kidney Transplant Conversations features diverse voices and experiences of donating, receiving, and caring for this gift of life. Over the coming months each new episode will feature interviews with patients, caregivers, advocates, donors, healthcare providers, and community leaders. At its highest level, our podcast series focuses on quality healthcare delivery, highlighting the innovative approaches kidney transplant recipients and providers are applying to improve care. Along the way, we’ll explore all the stages of the kidney transplant journey and invite our guests to share their experiences and insights. We’ll also look at things like health disparities in renal transplant, identifying where and why some groups don’t do as well when compared to others, and discuss what we can do to close the gap. This will include explorations of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (also known by the acronym IDEA), which are all subjects central to the purpose of this podcast. We invite you to subscribe and let Kidney Transplant Conversations keep you connected, informed and inspired with a constant flow of new thoughts and ideas. Send suggestions for guests and topics to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday May 24, 2022
Tuesday May 24, 2022
Our first guest on this episode is counseling psychologist Dr. Camilla Nonterah, who discusses the importance of understanding and supporting transplant patients from both biological and psychosocial perspectives. She also reflects on the impact COVID is having on the mental health of transplant patients. During this episode we also hear from Barbara, John and Ed from the Florida Organ Transplant Association, who share with us their observations and concerns about the challenges of living alongside COVID as a transplant recipient.
Dr. Nonterah is Assistant Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Richmond in Virginia. A counseling psychologist by training, Dr. Nonterah is an expert in the psychosocial aspects of chronic illness by examining health disparities and health equity, health behaviors, treatment seeking, and mental health associated with end-stage organ disease and solid organ transplantation. She is also a proponent of positive psychology.
The Florida Organ Transplant Association's mission is to support the transplant community through forums to provide information and financial support for patients, caregivers and organ donor families, educate the community at large on the importance of organ donation, and fund transplant research.
With podcast producer and host Rolf Taylor.
About Dr. Camilla Nonterah: https://psychology.richmond.edu/faculty/cnontera/
About Florida Organ Transplant Organization: https://www.floridaorgantransplant.org/
We thank the participants and advisors, and our underwriters, who helped create this podcast.
Kidney Transplant Conversations is underwritten by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All views and opinions expressed in the podcast reflect those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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