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The goal of the University of Maryland Liver Transplantation Program is to restore patients with advanced liver disease to their optimum level of health and to return them to a productive life. It is very important for patients and families to be well informed about the relative risks and benefits of liver transplantation. Patient education is therefore an integral part of the program.
Patient education is an ongoing process based on the multifaceted needs of the transplant patient and family. The focus is placed on adequate preparation of the patient for effective and confident management of their individual health maintenance program. The pre-operative and post-operative aspects of care, the long-term follow-up, and the support services and resources available for the patient are reviewed and reinforced throughout the process. Patient preferences, values, and needs are respected and supported through their involvement in decision making and issues involving their plan of care. Individualized patient support is provided on a continuum, allowing needs to be met effectively at all stages of care.
Our transplant program values cohesive collaborative teamwork, ensuring high-quality patient-centered care. Liver transplantation provides an opportunity for an otherwise ill person to return to a functional capacity. We fully anticipate that patients' quality of life will be enhanced, thus enabling them to anticipate a productive future.