Monthly Archives: June 2013

Dialysis and Patient-Centered Care

Scroll to the bottom for an update if you’ve already read this previously posted article. I wrote previously about Patient-Centered Care (PCC)  and this will be a continuation of that topic, sort of a Part 2.  In the previous post, I … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Support

My center allows patients to have visitors (some centers don’t) but they must wear paper gowns to cover their street clothes while they visit with the patient.  Sometimes it’s a short visit but there are also visitors who stay the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Sticking Yourself

(Scroll down for updates) Here’s a video from via the Renal Fellow Network about how to stick yourself (Self-cannulation) for home dialysis using the “button-hole technique”. Bill Peckham has been on dialysis since 1990 (before my sons were born!) … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Love

I had to pass this along to you, my readers, because it’s a wonderful story about a woman in dialysis and her supportive brother who happens to be an NFL player. They are best friends. Its a love story. Click … Continue reading

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