Social workers are a resource, an advocate and a link between patients and services that have been designed to assist patients. There may be difficult social, personal and financial issues that transplant patients face, and social workers can help with these issues. Working as part of a team, with YOU as an active member, the transplant social worker can help you live life to the fullest!
As you may have experienced, kidney disease can change your life. Transplant is another change and can bring new challenges. As a member of your healthcare team, the social worker can work with you to return to many of your previous activities. You may also want to try new activities such as volunteering or a job change.