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Understanding the Emotional Impacts of Transplant

May 30, 2012

Considering transplantation can be challenging and stressful. In addition to your questions and concerns, you may experience many emotions when your doctor begins discussing transplant as an option. During this webinar, Allyson Rupp discusses the emotional impacts of undergoing a transplant evaluation, the psychological impacts of receiving a transplant and answers questions about coping during the transplant process.

 

Presenter Information

Allyson Rupp, LCSW 

Allyson Rupp, LCSW, Vera M. Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Stanford Hospital and Clinic

Allyson is the Vera Moulton Wall Center's licensed clinical social worker for the adult PH service. She supports PH patients and families through the diagnosis and education of PH and its treatments and facilitates the monthly PH support group for patients and caregivers. Before transitioning to focus primarily on the PH program, Allyson was the clinical social worker for both the adult PH program and the heart/lung transplant program.

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