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Megan Prescott, LCSW, NSW-C, BCC


​email:  megan.prescott@uchealth.org
phone: 720-848-0991
office:  Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion One – Room 1.2200.38

Megan Prescott has been a member of the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Ethics Committee since 2011, a member of the UCH Ethics Consult Service since 2013 and a Lead Consultant for the Service since May 2016, with a focus on Program Development.  She has presented at UCH Ethics Grand Rounds, the CHEF Conference, and the Annual UCH Ethics Retreat.

Megan is a nephrology social worker for the UCH Acute and Home Dialysis Units.  She has served on the National Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW) Executive Committee as Chair of Publications, and served a five-year term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nephrology Social Work.  She was President of the CNSW Rocky Mountain Chapter from 2008 to 2012, and was honored twice with the "Social Worker of the Year" award from the NKF of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.  In 2012, she was named “One of the 100 most influential and innovative clinicians in nephrology patient care” by The Medical Education Institute.  Ethical issues faced by patients needing dialysis and their providers has fostered a deep interest in a wide range of ethical challenges.

Megan has published articles in multiple journals, Nephrology News and Issues, the Journal of Nephrology Social Work, Renalink and Family Focus, and has lectured around the country about issues related to the challenges unique to caring for the dialysis patient population.  

Education:
  • Undergraduate Education: California State University, Fullerton (Sociology)
  • Graduate Education: California State University, Long Beach (MSW)
Certifications:
  • Nephrology Social Worker - Certified (NSW-C)
  • Board Certified Life Coach (BCC)
  • Certified Symptom Targeted Intervention (STI) Trainer
Interests:
  • Clinical Ethics Consultation
  • Moral Distress and burnout prevention
  • Resolving conflict
  • Working with challenging patient personalities as a multidisciplinary team