About the Journal

The Journal of Nephrology Social Work (JNSW) is dedicated to disseminating research, practice recommendations, and editorials on psychosocial aspects of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. The journal provides the nephrology social work community with a scholarly resource that can be used to inform clinical practice, advance policy and advocacy efforts, and enhance patient care. JNSW publishes original research articles, brief reports, case studies, and commentaries, all of which are peer reviewed by experts on the Editorial Board. Although JNSW's focus is on kidney disease, its content is relevant to a wide range of social workers and other allied health care professionals.

The JNSW is the official publication of the Council of Nephrology Social Workers of the National Kidney Foundation. The goal of JNSW is to publish original quantitative and qualitative research and communications that maintain high standards for the profession and that contribute significantly to the overall advancement of the field. JNSW is a valuable resource for practicing social work clinicians in the field, researchers, allied health professionals on interdisciplinary teams, policy makers, educators, and students.

The Editorial Board of JNSW encourages the submission of original manuscripts. JNSW contains articles addressing contemporary issues/topics relevant to the social and structural determinants of kidney disease health that can inform nephrology social work practice. Examples of topics of interest to our readership include, but are not limited to: social work outcomes, health disparities, kidney transplant, pediatric issues, end-of-life concerns, sleep disorders, sexual functioning, aging and gerontological issues, disaster preparedness, comorbid illnesses, home dialysis modalities, professional roles, rehabilitation, , quality of life, and ethics.