Transplant social workers are an integral part of the transplant team and provide education, support, and counseling through all phases of transplant. Prior to transplant, social workers assist patients and families in understanding and coping with the emotional, psychological, and social issues related to transplant. Social workers are additionally responsible for the pre-transplant psychosocial evaluation as well as counseling and emotional support to patients and families as they proceed through the pre-transplant work-up, transplant hospitalization, and post-transplant follow-up.
Working closely with the financial counselors to refer patients and families to economic resources that may be helpful for financial and insurance issues, social workers also facilitate education and support groups and refer patients and families to other community agencies and resources.
The pharmacy services at the transplant center are just one of the many ways in which University of Utah Health Care provides a multidisciplinary approach to transplantation. The importance of medication after transplant is vital to the survival of your newly transplanted graft, whether it be a heart, lung, liver, kidney, or pancreas. Our goal is to help you understand the importance of your medications as well as address any challenges you may be experiencing with your new medication regimen.