Heart Transplant

Social Work Services

Transplant social workers conduct a psychosocial evaluation as part of the evaluation process for transplant candidacy. The evaluation includes assessment of ability to cope during stressful times, available support system and emotional readiness for transplant. Transplant Social Workers assist with temporary relocation planning and adjustment issues before and after transplant ; they also provide ongoing support, brief counseling and referrals to community services as needed for patients and their family members.

Individual Appointments

We recognize that living with a heart transplant affects your lifestyle in many ways. Our social workers offer support for patients and their family members by providing guidance, counseling and help identifying resources. Some of the issues you may want to discuss or need assistance with include:

Following VAD implantation or heart transplantation, your social worker will continue to be available to meet with you during your clinic visits, whenever you are hospitalized, or by appointment. He or she will assist you in developing a long-term strategy to help you adjust to living with your new heart or VAD.

Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

The Stanford Hospital & Clinics Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group provides caregivers of adult patients an opportunity to discuss challenges, learn new coping strategies and strengthen support.

Please join us on the following dates:

Caregiver Support Group is located on the third floor, Room H329 from 11am to 12pm. Refreshments will be served!

For questions about the Transplant Caregiver Support Group please contact:

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