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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Calling Dialysis Nurses: Be a Hero—Home Dialysis Needs YOU!
An intriguing pair of Canadian studies has identified nursing beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors as key factors in whether people will be offered home treatments—PD and/or home HD—and will succeed at them if they decide to try.
Published on 2015-07-29 21:15:21 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Reduce Travel Stress for Your Home Dialyzors
Helping patients live a full life, including travel for work or pleasure, is highly rewarding for dialysis staff and patients alike. Help your patients by making sure everyone knows how to plan a trip with dialysis the low stress way.
Published on 2015-07-23 19:34:56 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
We are More Than “Patients”: It’s Time for Nephrology to Look at the Whole Person
It always saddens me to see how many doctors measure only the most basic physical wellbeing of people on dialysis.
Published on 2015-07-16 22:30:53 by Henning Sondergaard, Psychologist, Danish Kidney Association
An Open-Source Practical Manual for Home Hemodialysis
Over the last 3 years, a global panel […] has painstakingly put together a manual to guide the establishment, administration, and performance of a home HD service.
Published on 2015-07-08 17:26:53 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Combating Patient Passivity
We are treating only the physical side of the patient, largely ignoring the emotional and motivational aspects that promote wellbeing.
Published on 2015-07-02 18:42:06 by David Rosenbloom