Advances in Transplantation

Psychological Screening Before Transplantation

June 15, 201115 min
Host: Aaron Carroll, MD

Guest: Audrey A. Krause, PhD

Psychosocial issues arise before, during and after organ transplantation. To address these issues proactively and comprehensively, many transplant centers incorporate a psychological assessment as part of the protocol to evaluate patients for transplantation. What are the psychological criteria for inclusion or exclusion for listing? And how are psychosocial issues managed for patients both before and after surgery? Host Dr. Aaron Carroll's guest is Dr. Audrey Krause, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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