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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The Best Part about Peritoneal Dialysis is that it is Continuous
So, in yesterday's situation, what would have happened if I were on PD?
Published on 05/05/2022 by Kamal Shah
Remembering the Indomitable Chris Blagg
nephrology lost a brilliant mind, and the world lost a good, unfailingly kind, funny man who was passionate about life and travel and helping people with kidney disease to live their best lives.
Published on 04/28/2022 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Permission to Thrive—Part 3: Grieve Your Diagnosis
I encourage my clients to work through the five stages of grief when they receive a chronic illness diagnosis. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are the five stages of grief. For me, this was by far the most difficult of steps.
Published on 04/21/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
Involuntary Dialysis Clinic Discharges: Can More Be Avoided?
I recently read a post from a PD patient on the Home Dialysis Central Forum who was involuntarily discharged (IVD) from his clinic and couldn't find another one willing to accept him.
Published on 04/14/2022 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Building a Community in the Home Setting
Over the last 10 years working with dialysis patients, I have seen the benefits of home dialysis, and I encourage more people to choose home.
Published on 04/07/2022 by Robbi Waller MSW, LCSW