A Paradigm Shift in Options, Education, and an Online Decision Aid: ‘My Life, My Dialysis Choice’

A Paradigm Shift in Options, Education, and an Online Decision Aid: ‘My Life, My Dialysis Choice’

Identification: nnj_ma15A4
Issue: March-April 2015
Volume: Vol. 42, No. 2
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Paula Dutka MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.

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To describe a paradigm shift in dialysis options education – from how treatments are done
to why they might fit patients’ lives – and introduce a new tool to help clinicians help
patients match dialysis options to their lifestyle and health values.

1. Discuss the impact of dialysis modalities on patients’ lifestyles.
2. Describe development of an online decision aid, My Life, My Dialysis Choice, to improve the fit of dialysis modality to lifestyle.
3. Suggest four possible uses for the decision aid in clinical practice settings.


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