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Social Work in the Chronic Dialysis Setting

In this one-hour seminar, Debra Johnson, MSW and David Ferguson, RN, will discuss social work practice with patients accessing chronic dialysis setting. This seminar will discuss the unique social needs of patients receiving chronic dialysis services and how social work practitioners can best serve them. 

This event is open to social work students and community providers. You are welcome to bring your lunch. One continuing education credit will be provided for licensed social workers (WVBSW Provider #490051). Please RSVP via the following link by Thursday, Feb. 21 if you plan to attend.


About the Speakers

Debra Johnson earned her BSW and MSW from WVU and has worked as a social worker with adults in health care since 1978 in hospital, long term care, home healthcare, hospice and dialysis settings. She just completed her 20th year in dialysis. She has experience in direct practice, management, consulting and operating her own small business. She has been involved with the School of Social Work as a field and Task instructor throughout this time and loves sharing her knowledge and experience with students.

David Ferguson is the Fresenius Kidney Care director of operations for the Morgantown area overseeing 10 chronic outpatient dialysis units. He is a registered nurse with 30 years of healthcare experience including the U.S. Army, emergency medicine, ICU and medical and surgical nursing.