Original Webinar Information
The patient experience of organ transplantation may seem singular and unique for a newly diagnosed patient. Incorporating peer to peer support within a transplant program enhances the patient’s learning experience by providing support from a fellow patient who can share their personal journey. This webinar will explore the development of a vibrant peer mentor program at a large transplant center and discuss the infrastructure and peer volunteer support needed to sustain such a program. Two active peer mentors will share their personal experiences and highlight the impact of peer-to-peer support of transplant recipients and living donors across the transplant journey.
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Identify the known patient benefits of peer support for individuals with chronic illness and organ transplant.
- Outline steps to operationalize and sustain a transplant center wide peer mentor program.
- Describe the experiences of peer mentoring through the personal accounts of two organ transplant recipient peer mentors.
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.