Dr Sujata Mohan Rajapurkar Ph D

Designation:Medical Social Worker
Education:M.A. in social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Ph.D. In Psychology : Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar. Diploma in Advanced International Training Course on Transplant Procurement Management (TPM), University of Barcelona, Spain.
Phone:+91-268-2520323 to 2520332 (Office)
Fax:+91-268-2520248
Email:sujatarajapurkar [at] yahoo [dot] com
Education
  1. Ph.D. in Psychology in Sept.-2000, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar.Topic: Psychological correlates of kidney donation: A study of kidney donors.
  2. Diploma in Transplant Procurement Management (TPM) Advanced Interventional Training Course on Transplant Co-ordination.
  3. M.A. in Social Work, 1978, First attempt Grade B with specialization in Medical & Psychiatric Social Work at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Deonar, Mumbai.
  4. B.A.- 1976, First attempt Marks Obtained 61.6%
    Subjects: Psychology, Sociology and Education
    - One paper for Statistics, Pune University.
  5. S.S.C. - 1972, First Attempt Marks obtained - 72.7%
Experience
  1. During MA at TISS general practical experience was provided at:
    • L.T.M.G.Hospital, Sion, Mumbai
    • Bal Kalyan Nagari, Children Aid Society, Mankhurd, Mumbai
    • Child Guidance Clinic of T.I.S.S.
    • The Samaritan Day Care Center for Mentally Retarded.
  2.  I was one of the volunteers who had participated in the relief programme organized for the Cyclone Victims in Andhra Pradesh, 1978.
  3.  Field Work Supervisor-cum-Tutor. Karve Institute of Social Services from Pune 5th July, 1978 to 31st May, 1979. During this post I was involved in teaching post-graduate students and supervising student field work programme in various social work agencies.
  4. Visiting faculty for the course P.G.Diploma in Health Management And Interventions, Faculty of Social Work, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.
Honors, Awards
  1. "National Merit Scholarship" from July 1976 to March-1978.
  2. "Out Standing Student Award" in 1976 from Sir Parshuram Bhau College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  3. Recipient of "Special Woman" award by Lioness Club, Nadiad.
Professional Societies/Membership
  1. I am responsible for forming Association of "Renal Social Workers & Transplant Co-ordinators"; I am its founder President.
  2. Member of Indian Transplant Association
  3. Member of Council of Nephrology Social Workers, U.S.A.
  4. Member of a collaborative group as a Nephrology Social Worker for
    forming Indian Best Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease
    Patients
Books, Chapter, Publications and Reviews
  1. Dissertation submitted : "Growing up with Blindness - A psychosocial study on the young Institutionalized blind". Approved by academic Council of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, with Grade A.
  2. Thesis submitted to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar : Psychological correlates of kidney donation: A study of kidney donors.
  3. Paper publication : The Influence of Kidney Donation on Marital Relationship,By Sujata Rajapurkar and Pramod Kumar in Journal of Community Guidance of Research, Chennai,2000, Vol.17.No.2,pp 195-199.
  4. Paper on : Patient Education Programme for kidney transplant recipient, Kidney Donor & Family Member by Sujata Rajapurkar in National Kidney Foundation booklet, NKF(I)No.30, October-December, 2000, Pg.1-2
  5. Paper Publication : Best Clinic Practice Guidelines For Chronic Kidney Disease in India, By Sujata Rajapurkar, in Indian Journal of Nephrology, New Series, Vol No.15, No.3, Supplement I, July - September,2005, Pg.109-118.
Published Abstracts & Presentation
  1. Organized Kidney Donor's Meet in 1986 at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad.
  2. Organized "Invitational Network Discussion on Primary Health Care" on behalf of Indian Hospital Association, New Delhi on 3rd and 4th Mar.' 87.
  3. Participated in hospital management programme organized by Ahmedaba management Association, August-1988.
  4. Organized a cultural programme for fund raising for poor patients at Ahmedabad on 14th Feb.-1995 at Nadiad on 15th Feb.' 95.
  5. Experience with Psychosocial Assessment of Kidney Donors at Muljibhai
    Patel Urological Hospital Nadiad.Paper presented at VIII annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation on 8th Jan.' 96.
  6. Role of Medical Social worker in a hospital set-up: A talk was delivered at G.M.Panchal College, Talod, 1996.
  7. Paper presented at 4th International 35th National Conference of IAAP on May,99 at Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand.
  8. Actively involved in preparing various information booklets for lay people on Kidney Failure, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney Stone, Prostate, etc.
  9. Organized"Transplant Awareness Day" for promoting public awareness/education regarding concept of brain death ; cadaver donor transplantation, Nov.,2000.
  10. Donation of Rs.7 crores (Dollar $ 17,50,000) collected till date for poor and deserving patients.
  11. Organized "1st Conference Renal Social Workers Transplant Co-ordinators" on 23rd Dec.'01 at Vadodara.
    • Presented paper "Kidney donation and Mental Health: Study of kidney donors"
    • Participated in Collaborative study on "Psychosocial Impact of Renal Transplantation Cost and gains.
  12. Attended "Advanced International Training Course on Transplant Procurement
    Management - (TPM) organized by University de Barcelona, from November 24 to 29, 2002 at Barcelona, Spain.
  13. Presented paper on "Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital's efforts in promoting cadaver donor transplantation", in the National Transplant Co-ordinators meeting, on 7th August, 2003 at Hyderabad.
  14. Seminar on Brain Stem Death (organized by Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital , Nadiad Medical Association), presentation on : Family Counseling for organ donation on, 17th August, 2003, Nadiad.
  15. Symposium organized by National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), on Challenges in organ transplantation in India : Guest lecture on "Psycho-social Challenges in selecting live donors for transplantation" on 6th Sept.'2003, Indore.
  16. National conference on Renal Disease: Medical, Dietary Psychological Implication, organized by Seth G.S. Medical College, K.E.M. Hospital , Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai : Guest Lecture on Education Program for End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Renal replacement therapy, on 22nd Nov.'03
  17. Role of Transplant co-ordinator in cadaver donor transplantation: Lions Club,Vadodara on 17th September, 2004
  18. Participated in Panel Discussion organized during xv Indian Society of Organ Transplantation on Trials . Tribulations of Transplant Co-ordinators in India, at Mumbai, on 2nd October, 2004.
  19. "Cadaver Donation Awareness" . "For kidney transplant recipients donors Precautions to be taken for healthy living" at "Sports Meet" organized by M.P.Kidney Foundation, Indore on 31st October, 2004.
  20. Participated in ISOT XVI Annual conference on Lecture (1) "Psychosocial evaluation of prospective kidney donors", Lecture (2) "Role Play: Bereaved Hindu Family and Transplant Co-ordinator" at Jaipur on 2nd October,2005.
  21. Participated in "Cadaver Organ Donation Ethical Legal Issues for Transplant Co-ordinator" : Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at Kochi on 4th December, 2005
  22. Lecture on"Understanding Social Services & Pain management without Drugs": H.M.Patel Centre For Medical Care Education, Karamsad on 19th January, 2006.
  23. Organized 1st World Kidney Day Programme on 09/03/2006 at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad to spread the awareness of kidney diseases.
  24. Lecture on "Social Implication of Kidney with reference to Coping with Dialysis", Nasik on March,2006.
  25. Lecture on "Essential Communication Skills" : at Mahagujarat Hospital, Nadiad, on 12th May,2006.
  26. Participated in seminar on "Cadaver Donation : Co-ordination Grief Counseling of Bereaved Family", at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad on 10th June, 2006.
  27. Participated in Seminar on Paediatric Transplantation at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad on 13th September, 2006.
  28. Organized 2nd World Kidney Day Programme on 08/03/2007 along with the Dept.of Nephrology of M.P.U.Hospital Nadiad. Kidney diseases detection camp was organized for 4 days; where 508 subjects participated.
    • Arranged patient education lectures, pamphlets were distributed through social clubs, posters & banners were displayed at prominent places for creating awareness and felicitated the cadaver donor families.
  29. Participated as a Chairperson for symposium "Training Programme for Transplant Co-ordinator /Counsellors", "National Meet on Deceased Donor Programme" Mumbai on 2nd & 3rd June,2007.
  30. Presentation : Cadaver donation : Grief counseling ISN West Zone, Raipur Sept,2007.
  31. Organized Silver Jubilee celebration & felicitation of two transplant recipients their donors, release of book "A Second Chance... that's what you can give donate kidneys and help save life!" on 05/10/2007.
  32. Organized 3rd World Kidney Day Programme on 13/03/2008 alongwith the Dept. of Nephrology of MPUH at M.P.U.Hospital, Nadiad for creating awareness of kidney diseases for medicalprofessional
  33. Poster presentation : Quality of Life (QOL) and Life satisfaction of patients undergoing Maintenance Haemodialysis (Single Centre Experience) In India, at NKF, Spring' 08. Clinical Meetings Dynamic Interchange, at Dallas, TX, U. S. A. April 2 to 6, 2008.