Coping with the challenges of end stage renal disease is not easy. In fact, many patients with advanced CKD have depression, anxiety and sleep problems. We know that these problems can reduce how much you are able to enjoy your life and how engaged in your health care you can be. Rogosin’s dedication to its patients and their quality of life has led to the creation of a Behavioral Health Program. The program’s goals are to contribute to the Institute’s overall mission of providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for people with kidney disease through the integration of comprehensive mental health care, research and advocacy into renal care. The Behavioral Health Program is committed to achieving these goals due to the conviction that mental health is an essential component of overall health. Through these support services, patients will be better able to cope with the challenges of being an ESRD patient and meaningfully engage in their own care to maximize their health.
Specifically, the three primary goals of the behavioral health program are:
- To meet the psychosocial needs of the patients being served at Rogosin
- To serve as a research center for renal behavioral health through scholarly publication, and state of the science inquiry
- To promote the increased recognition of the significance of the psychosocial concerns of the renal patient through educational initiatives, community outreach and advocacy for policy change
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For additional information contact:
Daniel Cukor, PhD
Director, Behavioral Health