Living With Chronic Kidney Disease - Finding HOPE when things feel hopeless

Episode 143: Living With Chronic Kidney Disease - Finding HOPE when things feel hopeless. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lana Lipe discusses challenges faced by many living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and how to find hope when things feel hopeless. Lana shares and discusses the key elements of harnessing the power of hope: Understand Your Illness, Manage Stress, Rally Support, Find Gratitude, and Set/Work Towards Goals.

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About Lana Lipe:

Experienced Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry, Baltimore Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, and Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. Currently working in the Neuroscience and Surgical Intensive Care Units to help critically and chronically ill, and hospice-appropriate patients and their loved ones address complex psychosocial challenges. Skilled in Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Medical Social Work, End-of-Life planning, patient advocacy, risk assessment, motivational interviewing, Critical Incident Stress Management, and complex discharge planning. I am a strong community and social services professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Clinical/Medical Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.