Self Improvement for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: Showing Up in Our Lives and Bodies

Episode 193: Self Improvement for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: Showing Up in Our Lives and Bodies. Those coping with a chronic illness experience many feelings—shame, guilt, fear, grief, sadness, anger, confusion, and feeling like they are too much, yet not enough at the same time. Some even make statements like, “I’m taking up too much space” and “I feel so alone” and “I feel like a burden” and “I’m scared nobody will believe me or understand me” to name a few. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lana Lipe discusses the research and origins behind our personal shame stories and offers tips to help chronic kidney disease patients recognize and manage them.

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Visit Lana Lipe's website at https://www.honutherapy.com/

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.