Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
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My Kidney Life Plan: MEI’s NEW Person-Centered, Values-based Decision Aid
In our own research, it helped to ease one of the most difficult “bad news” conversation most nephrologists dread, while at the same time increasing the likelihood that people who needed to make a treatment choice would opt for a home therapy.
Published on 08/25/2022 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Permission to Thrive Chapter 7: Maintain Your Spiritual Mindset
Maintaining a connection to your spiritual side is a great way to help you achieve peace of mind and cope with a rough patch in your life
Published on 08/18/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
How to Advise Your Pet Lovers on Home Dialysis
Whether you are a pet lover or can’t imagine having any pet, it’s important to share accurate, evidence-based facts about the benefits and risks of living with pets while doing PD or home HD.
Published on 06/30/2022 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Permission to Thrive Chapter 2: Build Your Support Tribe
Losing a second kidney transplant was a very low point in my life, but this is where I sought help from my support tribe. I realized that this was too big for me to handle alone.
Published on 03/17/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
The Dialysis World has Come Full Circle
I observed that the common denominator of patients who did the best were those who dialyzed at home, whether with PD or home HD. The home HD patients tended to look better, have better outcomes, and simply be living their lives to the fullest.
Published on 01/27/2022 by Jane Hafner, RN, BSN