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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That Strange Dialysis Conundrum - Selection bias .. 'Cherry picking' .. or Optimum HD for those who can
Dialysis – indeed, the whole modality realm of renal replacement – presents us with a strange conundrum.
Published on 2014-10-02 21:18:39 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Home Hemodialysis vs. Transplant: The Elephant in the Room
Rather than focus on transplant alone as “ the treatment of choice,” why not focus on getting as many people as possible more kidney replacement therapy?
Published on 2014-09-24 22:09:47 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
What’s in a Name? Person-centered Dialysis Language
We've all heard that sing-song phrase as kids, right? Too bad it’s never been true. Names can hurt. Language, especially medical language, is often not neutral...
Published on 2014-09-18 19:09:22 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
The Global Environmental Impact of Dialysis—Go Green for Planet Earth
No single healthcare individual exerts a greater impact on the environment than does a dialysis patient: recurrently, relentlessly, on an ongoing basis...
Published on 2014-09-10 16:26:13 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
Are We Limiting Access to Home Dialysis for Patients with Impairments?
If we say we’re assessing each patient’s candidacy for home dialysis, we need to stop setting limits on patients who may learn a little differently or may take a little more effort.
Published on 2014-09-04 18:20:09 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW