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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We Need a Revolution in Dialysis Treatment
We all know that in-center dialysis to this day is the absolute minimum needed to stay alive for just long enough not to embarrass
Published on 2019-08-15 14:17:05 by Henning Sondergaard, Psychologist, Danish Kidney Association
We Are ALL Patients: The Intersection of Science and Art in Nephrology
This month, I read one of each, and what I learned was sobering—and applies to how nephrologists and dialysis clinics approach and treat people with kidney failure.
Published on 2019-08-08 15:49:22 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Coping with Death in Dialysis
Because of their diagnosis, they are especially vulnerable to deaths of patients they’ve known. If staff ignore the death, patients may believe they didn’t care
Published on 2019-08-01 18:51:05 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
First, Do No Harm: As We Expand Home Dialysis, Put Patient Values First!
Fellow advocates, please consider this post a rallying cry to ensure that people with kidney disease benefit from and are not harmed by whatever dialysis changes occur due to the AAKHI.
Published on 2019-07-25 18:41:07 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
What the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative (AAKHI) Executive Order May Mean for You
On July 10, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO)1 that may lead to changes for patients and dialysis clinics and nephrologists.
Published on 2019-07-19 20:09:58 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW