This 10 minute animated whiteboard video provides a brief overview of end stage renal disease and the treatment options available to a patient. It also has information for the patient to help them know when the right time to start dialysis is.
This 20 minute video provides general education about all of the different types of dialysis, including a visual depiction of patients on the various modalities.It would be useful to your patients as they consider their decision. The video has been posted with permission from the Southern Alberta Renal Program and Alberta Health Services.
to view the view with French subtitles.
3. Living With Kidney Disease
The Living with Kidney Disease patient manual produced by The Kidney Foundation of Canada is an important educational reference document for Canadians living with kidney disease. This manual contains information about major topics that may be useful to people living with kidney disease. Visit the KFOC website to download this manual in French, Chinese, Italian, and Punjabi.
4. My Kidneys, My Choice
This is a decision aid for the treatment of kidney disease. It will help your patient select the most appropriate treatment option for kidney failure. The decision aid has been modified for use in Canada with permission from Kidney Health Australia.
5. Canadian Medical Journal (CMAJ)
Title of the publication: “Canadian Society of Nephrology 2014 clinical practice guideline for timing the initiation of chronic dialysis” - The new Canadian guidelines published in February 2014 are for your kidney care team and information in the publication will aid them in deciding on the right treatment option for you and when you can start dialysis.