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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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
Tags: Making dialysis better, What is the best dialysis option for me, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
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
Tags: Making dialysis better, Other ‘cool stuff’ to help understand dialysis better,
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
Tags: How dialysis works, Making dialysis better, What is the best dialysis option for me, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
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
Tags: Making dialysis better, Education issues: for patients and professionals,
View from the Chair: A Pictorial Guide to Managing Supplies and Setting Up a Room for Home HD
Last month, we learned what folks have done to manage PD supplies. This month, we tackle home HD, in three sections: Supply Delivery, Room Organization, and Supply Storage.
Published on 10/06/2022 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Tags: Making dialysis better, What is the best dialysis option for me, Education issues: for patients and professionals, Other ‘cool stuff’ to help understand dialysis better,