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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 has been a member of the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Ethics Committee since 2011, and a member of the UCH Ethics Consult Service since 2013.  Experiencing the challenges that people needing dialysis and their providers face has fostered a deep interest in a wide range of ethical challenges, and she continues her education in this important part of patient care as a Lead Ethics Consultant, starting in May, 2016.

Megan Prescott 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. 

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.  In addition, she has designed continuing education programs for healthcare professionals aimed at burnout prevention and maximizing professional effectiveness in a high demand environment.

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)
  • Explore Transplant Master Trainer
  • Certified Symptom Targeted Intervention (STI) Trainer
Interests:
  • Bioethics and professionalism
  • Working with challenging patient personalities as a multidisciplinary team
  • Preventing burnout and enhancing professional effectiveness
  • Promoting treatment adherence
  • Maximizing quality of life for the chronically ill