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Psychologist's tasks in accompanying therapeutic patient education in nephrology Volume 29, issue 2, avril-mai-juin 2010

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Service de néphrologie, Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris

This article displays the hospital psychologist's tasks in a nephrology department and his function in the multidisciplinary staff of Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE). The article points out that the psychologist cannot act as a substitute for the whole Therapeutic Education Program but he plays a main part in supporting the staff (dieticians, nurses, physicians, pharmacists…) and helping the patient with his chronic disease step by step.