KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network


RSN’s KidneyTalk™ is an informative, inspirational, and entertaining online, half-hour radio talk show that launched in June of 2006 with host RSN Founder & President Lori Hartwell.

With Lori Hartwell’s, a renal disease survivor since 1958, KidneyTalk™ provides the audience with practical advice on how to live a full and productive life despite CKD. The show features healthcare professionals and people living successfully with kidney disease who share personal experiences in inspirational, thought-provoking interviews.


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8/1/2019 - The Role of the Nephrology Social Worker

Each dialysis clinic has a social worker onsite to help patients adjust and build their coping skills. Vernon Silva, LCSW, a Nephrology social worker for more than 20 years, shares how the role has evolved. The nephrology mental health professional now uses evidence-based results to help people through vocational rehabilitation, or even transition to different dialysis treatment options. Listen in to this show as Lori and Vernon discuss how the social worker in your life can assist you and help you reach your goals.