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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Training and Treating Home Dialysis Patients with Daytime Responsibilities
To help to grow home dialysis programs, we need to make it as easy as possible for these patients to train for home dialysis and succeed at home.
Published on 12/15/2022 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Permission to Thrive: Conclusion
My sincere hope is that this eBook will serve as a starting point in helping you learn to cope with ESRD and have a transformation in how you cope with your chronic illness going forward.
Published on 12/08/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
The Truth About Home Dialysis Time
We can give hope for a better life without glossing over the parts of that conversation that are unpleasant.
Published on 12/01/2022 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
"Thanks for the Giving"
Does this make you think a little differently about “Thanks for the Giving”? I hope so. May we all be reminded of those who give in our behalf each day, week, month, year. May this remind us that in our own heroic efforts, we are never alone.
Published on 11/24/2022 by Amy Staples
Tags: Making dialysis better,
Mindfulness meditation is a non-religious activity which everyone can do.
Published on 11/17/2022 by Kamal Shah
Permission to Thrive—Bonus: End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Hоwеvеr, dialysis аlоnе dоеѕ nоt еffесtivеlу rеmоvе аll thе еxсеѕѕivе wаѕtе рrоduсtѕ frоm уоur body, ѕо it’ѕ еԛuаllу imроrtаnt tо adhere to a renal diet.
Published on 11/10/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
Advance Care Planning, End of Life Decisions, & Religious Views on Stopping Dialysis
But, sometimes people have pain and are so debilitated that their quality of life is poor, and they question whether life is worth living or if it’s time to consider stopping dialysis.
Published on 11/03/2022 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
The Value of Setting Goals
There is no time like right now to make the changes you want in your life.
Published on 10/27/2022 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
The Benefits of Dialyzing While You sleep
Did you know that nocturnal, or nighttime, dialysis can have advantages and benefits for patients?
Published on 10/20/2022 by Michelle Carver, BSN, RN, CNN
Permission to Thrive—Bonus: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
CKD iѕ a nоn-diѕсriminаting, ѕilеnt but роtеntiаllу dеаdlу illness thаt саn ѕtrikе аnуоnе аt any timе irrеѕресtivе оf аgе, сlаѕѕ оr race.
Published on 10/13/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN