Webinar On-Demand: Living with Kidney Disease: Pain and Itch, and the Role of Palliative Care
Listen and watch on-demand here.
Recorded: Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM ET
Dr. Jennifer Scherer, MD
Division of Palliative Care and the Division of Nephrology at NYU School of Medicine
If you or a loved one is living with serious kidney disease, you might be struggling with symptoms such as pain and itchiness. These and other symptoms can interfere with daily life. The burdens of kidney disease can be profound, but there are ways of managing and treating pain and itch that can help improve your overall quality of life. The first step is to learn more about the causes of these kinds of symptoms, how they are assessed, and what you can do about them.
For more information on how palliative care helps patients with kidney disease, read this recent blog post.
About Dr. Scherer
Dr. Scherer is an assistant professor in the Division of Palliative Care and the Division of Nephrology at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. She practices both nephrology and palliative care and runs a kidney palliative care clinical program called Kidney CARES. Her goal is to study and to disseminate a model of care that integrates palliative care with nephrology for the purpose of improving quality of life, coordination of care, and patient driven decision-making for those living with serious kidney disease.
Listen on-demand here.