Category Archives: Patient-Centered Care

Dialysis and Suriving Washington, DC

April 26, 2016: I survived! I’m at Reagan National Airport awaiting my flight home. There’s some question about the landing part as there are severe thunderstorms expected over Dallas tonight. We’ll see. I just want to get home. We got … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Patient Responsibilies

Each month a new educational topic is available for Texas ESRD patients. May’s topic is “Learn About Patient’s Responsibilities“. These materials can be located on the Network 14 website by CLICKING HERE.  It is also available in Spanish by CLICKING … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Blog Talk Radio

Here are some interesting spoken blogs on BlogTalk Radio from Dialysis Advocates… This particular episode deals with How to Ask For What You Want as a dialysis patient.  John Rider, the guest speaker, has decades of experience in this matter. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Acceptance

I Originally published this in October, 2012 but it’s an important issue and I wanted to bring it up again… I recently read some  posts on the Davita Forums about people’s experience getting started on dialysis and how they seriously … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Rationing

I originally published this post in January, 2013 but I had occasion to review it recently and decided to re-publish it.   There’s a great article in the Seattle Times that covers the history of dialysis.  The title is: “The … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Disagreement

Repost from a while back but still relevant. I got the following comment the other day in response to my blog posting “Dialysis and Opening Day”.  I figured I’d share it with you because, although it’s rather bitter, it makes … Continue reading

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Something Different Than Just Dialysis

I found this article, titled “Making a Diagnosis is Less Important than Asking these 2 Questions” by Dr. Frank Lipman and wanted to pass it along.  He makes the point that “Even though you may have been given a diagnosis, always … Continue reading

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