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Conferences 1981 - 1985

Glasgow, Brussels, Liverpool, Berlin, Amsterdam

Topics

Patients

  • Special needs of the child with chronic illness
  • Cystinosis patients
  • Cognitive functions
  • Adherence
  • Short stature
  • Sexual problems
  • Independence - growing away from the team and the mother

Family

  • Psychosocial situation of the healthy siblings
  • Parent group

Care and carers

  • Psychosocial care
  • Bereavement - what can we do?
  • Family therapy
  • Home care service
  • Individual psychotherapy

Treatment

  • Psychosocial impact of CAPD
  • Hemodialysis vs. CAPD
  • Dietary management

Interaction

  • Communication within team
  • Communication to patients, parents, school etc.
  • Expectations of treatment - a comparison of patient, parent and staff attitudes

Ethics and politics

  • Co-operation with public media


Societal problems

  • Influence of psychosocial factors on the development of renal failure in children?
  • Psychosocial problems in the treatment of foreign parents

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