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Social Work is on your team
The onset of illness or injury frequently disrupts personal and family lifestyles. It may also impose changes accompanied by new or unexpected stress.
At London Health Sciences Centre, social workers are available in all hospital programs to assist patients and their families with any difficulties that may result from a hospitalization or adjustment to a medical condition.
LHSC’s social workers are members of the health care team, professionally trained in providing individual, family and group therapy. Social workers seek to understand all patients in relation to their family needs, social supports and community ties.
All Social Workers are registered with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), the provincial regulatory body.
Renal social workers are available in all parts of the program to assist patients and their families adjust to chronic renal failure and to the eventual need for dialysis. This includes;
Our goal is to assist patients and their families to normalize life as much as possible and to enable them to continue to lead a meaningful and active life.
"How I coped with my own stress as a family member"
People often talk to us when they are concerned about:
Please feel free to contact your social worker by calling your Nephrologist’s clinic or speaking to your nurse in the dialysis unit.