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 Episode 14: Empowering Patients Through Support Groups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:19

Support groups focus on patient power – the strength patients gain by sharing their personal stories and struggles with each other. In this episode, nephrologist Dr. Anu Wadhua and dialysis patient Micheal Turner talk about their combined efforts to run a successful support group in Chicago. For more information, Dr. Wadhua can be reached by email at

 Episode 13: Support Groups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:41

Quin discusses the importance of support groups with Dr. Rakhi Khanna and Social Worker Julie Siefers. Recognizing the need for patients and caregivers to come together and to share, they began their own support group in Waukegan Harbor last year.

 Episode 12: Who Is The Renal Network? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:28

Network staff members talk about who we are, what we do, and how we can impact the care of patients with End Stage Renal Disease.

 Episode 11: How To Make Patient Grievances A Good Thing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:51

Caprisheus Barbee, MSW, is the Director of Patient Services for The Renal Network/ESRD Network 10. In this episode, she discusses patient grievances, the Network's role in resolving grievances, and resources to assist facilities and patients with the grievance process.

 Episode 10: Overcoming the Hurdles to Transplant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:21

A patient story about overcoming several hurdles on her wait to get a transplant.

 Episode 9: Staying Active and Optimistic With Chronic Illness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:24

Listen as Kathy shares her story and how she remains active and hopeful while living with chronic kidney disease.

 Episode 8: Living Donor Champion Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:18

Listen as Steve Radakovitz from University of Chicago speaks about the Living Donor Champion program that helps teach patients how to tell their unique story and begin the process of looking for a living donor.

 Episode 7: Applying Best Practices and Theory to Improving Transplant Discussions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:54

Listen as Christina Goalby from Explore Transplant and Health Literacy Media shares why we need to teach our patients about transplant, when they are ready to learn, what they need to know, and how to teach them.

 Episode 6: A Transplant Recipient Gives Back as a Home Therapy Nurse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:27

A home therapy nurse is able to help patients by sharing his own experience with dialysis and transplant.

 Episode 5: A Living Donor Family Transplant Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:46

Each member of the Curry family shares their part of their living donor transplant story.

 Episode 4: A Transplant Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:00

Our Patient Liaison tells her transplant story.

 Episode 3: Robert Felter Award Winner & The Kidney Disease Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:48

The 2106 Robert Felter Award Winner talks about his work in the kidney disease community

 Episode 2: Emergency Preparedness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:49

Patient Liaison Quin Taylor discusses emergency preparedness for dialysis patients.

 Episode 1: Home Dialysis-Nothing to Fear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:34

In this episode an end stage renal disease patient discusses her journey to home dialysis.


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