Posts Tagged ‘health psychology’
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | By William Tinker | No Comments
A recent article at the website Futurism.com shed light on the progress toward an Artificial Kidney for those suffering kidney failure and presently undergoing traditional kidney dialysis.
Taken from Futurism article: Now, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco and Vanderbilt University have developed a prototype device that mimics the function of a human kidney. Amazingly, using a silicon nanofilter to remove toxins, salts, some small molecules, and water from the blood, the device, which is only the size of a cup, is designed to function without a pump or electrical power. It solely works on blood pressure.
For the whole story go to: http://futurism.com/links/goodbye-dialysis-nanotechnology-used-to-make-artificial-kidney/
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | By arlene | 1 Comment
It appears that Florida realizes the “Conflict of Interest” of dialysis centers sending patients to their very own labs, is not in the best interest of patients. I applaud them and more States and CMS (Medicare) should stand up to the self interest. The Anti-kickback and Stark Law were passed for every other Physician except Nephrologists.
Read the Courts decision!
Monday, October 29, 2012 | By arlene | No Comments
He was one of my favorite patients and was not afraid to speak out. He told me one time that it does not matter what your Religion is…but that all of us need to be the Good Samaritan. He truly was a remarkable man.
Robert N. Sollod, Ph.D.
Cleveland State University
Department of Psychology
Cleveland State University
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Cleveland, OH 441115
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Based on a narrative account, this paper highlights and reviews the experiences of the author, a psychologist, experiencing a chronic illness. Areas covered include coping with doctors and medical personnel, adjusting to illness, complying, actively coping, and even, at times, resisting unwarranted medical procedures. Experiences such as loss of trust, a sense of isolation, re-working relationships, and generative reaching-out are also covered. Some positive consequences of chronic illness for personal growth are suggested. Suggestions for conducting psychotherapy with clients who are dealing with serious chronic illness are made.
I am a psychology professor and a clinical psychologist who has focused on the areas of personality theory, theories of psychotherapy, and the relation of psychology and religion. I worked in a variety of clinical situations including doing individual psychotherapy for many years. After dealing with the vicissitudes of chronic illness in the form of End State Renal Disease (ESRD) for almost a decade, I wrote a narrative of my experiences, mostly in the summers of 2000 and 2001. The narrative continues to be a work-in-progress.
The process of writing was emotionally difficult and, at times, exhausting. I would recall a memory and then focus on the details as they recurred to me. Naturally, emotions would surface as I put these memories on paper. Some of the memories involved strong emotion. I do not believe that I had symptoms associated with these memories. Even though some were upsetting and traumatic, they were not that hard to remember. In some cases, the recollection of a specific memory led to more anger, sadness, outrage and other emotions than I had originally allowed myself to experience. Continue reading “Prof. Sollad” »