Social Work

CF is a multi-system condition which can impact significantly both physically and psychologically on people living with CF, as well as their families.

This is particularly true as people live longer, and better, with CF.  There are many life transitions, milestones, and challenges to manage throughout life. These include employment, higher education, having a family, travelling, and the need for various supports through times of illness.

The CF social worker can assist people with a variety of these issues through psycho-social supports and advocacy, and works closely with other members of the CF team to promote quality of life for people living with CF. The CF social worker sees patients during clinic visits and can also be contacted directly.

Cystic Fibrosis related Diabetes (CFRD):

As people are living longer with CF, some other conditions like impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes are becoming more common. 

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Bone Health

Osteopenia and osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become more porous.

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Many of our patients are living full lives including having families.

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Transplant is a treatment option some of our patients may wish to explore.

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