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Bringing a Patient-Centered Approach to Kidney Disease Care to the Forefront:  3 Reasons Why it Matters

Bringing a Patient-Centered Approach to Kidney Disease Care to the Forefront: 3 Reasons Why it Matters

Published March 31, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Of those, more than 785,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure, and need dialysis treatment or an organ transplant to survive. Kidney disease ranks as the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and approximately 91,000 people are on the list […]


10 Ways Video Decision Aids Support the Care of Seriously Ill Populations

10 Ways Video Decision Aids Support the Care of Seriously Ill Populations

Published August 6, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Patients with advanced illness must make important care decisions throughout their health care journeys. As they approach end of life, these decisions become even more significant as patients consider treatment options, palliative care, life-support measures, and hospice care.  Too often, an end-of-life care conversation is the elephant in the clinician’s exam room. Even though patients […]


How Shared Decision Making Enhances Patient Safety for Serious Illness Care

How Shared Decision Making Enhances Patient Safety for Serious Illness Care

Published September 17, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Studies estimate that anywhere from 250,000 to 440,000 people in the U.S. die every year due to preventable medical errors.  While very little research on patient safety has been done specifically for patients in palliative care, they are more vulnerable to errors and related adverse events. The end-of-life is a vulnerable time.  Multiple healthcare transitions, […]


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