Journal Watch - Shared Decision making
How Kidney Patients Define Health
Among people with kidney failure who used three or more treatment options, “health” was linked to the ability to take part in meaningful activities and maintain life balance. Social and treatment environments that supported autonomy also helped people to consider themselves healthy.
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Healthcare System Factors in Home Modality Choice
A Midwest interview study was conducted with 40 people, half doing standard in-center HD. Access to and engagement in healthcare prior to nephrology care and after dialysis start had an impact on patients’ awareness of their CKD, its progression, and dialysis options—and most had been passive during decision-making. Level of fatigue, treatment schedule, and access problems affected satisfaction.
Read the abstract » | (added 2022-08-11)