Renal Support Network (RSN) Kidney Talk Podcast “Choosing Hospice”

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The Emotional Connection in the Patient-Care-giver Relationship NN&I

JANE DAVIS, DNP, CRNPANDKIM ZUBER, PA-C — FEBRUARY 10, 2016 Hongqi Zhang/Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The dictionary defines relationship as the way two or more people or organizations talk to, behave toward, or deal with each other. In reality, defining the patient-provider relationship is much more complicated and elusive. In every practice, there are patients who stand […]

Access Denied

By Don Mason I still remember March 3, 2012. It was the day my doctor told me I had kidney failure and that I needed to start dialysis immediately. I didn’t even know what dialysis was. I do not remember being given any options except that if I didn’t receive dialysis treatment, I would die. […]

Denied the Right to Choose Treatment

By Robby Richardson I was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2006 and after that, I spent five years receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) at home. Peritoneal dialysis left me consistently tired, frequently ill, and unable to balance my two jobs. At one point I was forced to give up my weekend gig as a historic tour […]