Goal: To provide an overview of a process to educate patients with end stage renal disease regarding independent dialysis therapies.
Identify three types of independent dialysis therapies.
Discuss how nephrology nurses can assist patients with end stage renal disease on choosing an independent dialysis therapy.
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank the staff at the Kidney Function Clinic, the Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis programs at SPH for their assistance in revising and implementing these documents. A special thanks to Dawn Milat for transcribing the focus group sessions and to Janet Silver for editing the manuscript.
Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.