Optimizing Dialysis Modality Choices Around the World: A Review of Literature Concerning the Role of Enhanced Early Pre-ESRD Education in Choice of Renal Replacement Therapy Modality

Optimizing Dialysis Modality Choices Around the World: A Review of Literature Concerning the Role of Enhanced Early Pre-ESRD Education in Choice of Renal Replacement Therapy Modality

Identification: nnj_ja08A5
Issue: July-August 2008
Volume: Vol. 35, No. 4

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Goal: To increase awareness about pre-ESRD education programs, barriers to early pre-ESRD education, and programs designed to decrease late referral from nurses and other healthcare providers.

Objectives:

  1. Explain how early pre-ESRD education can enhance a patient's choice for self-care.
  2. Discuss the ways nurses can provide pre-ESRD education to patients.
  3. Identify the barriers to pre-ESRD education and the ability to offer multiple dialysis modalities.
  4. Describe pre-ESRD education on a global scale.
  5. Discuss solutions and research recommendations for providing pre-ESRD education and various RRT modality choices.


Disclosure Statement: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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