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Kristen Fischer, LMSW, NSW-C

Kristen is a Certified Nephrology Social Worker, who received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota, and her Masters in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. She has worked with kidney and pancreas transplant recipients for 20 years. She is currently the recipient social worker for the Sanford Transplant Center in Fargo, ND. Kristen has also served on the Sanford Clinical Ethics Committee since 2011, participating in Ethics Consultations, policy development, staff education and national conferences. Most recently, she’s lead the Sanford Clinical Ethics Committee’s Moral Distress Team, assisting providers and staff with processing and coping with the moral distress they experience in their daily work, including during the COVID-19 Pandemic.