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Empower and Support Patients and Families


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Randy
“I have polycystic kidney disease. I am so grateful for the comprehensive education I’ve received at the pre-dialysis clinic. I know I can’t control the disease, but I can stack the deck in my favour.” Randy's Story All Stories
father and son relaxing

The videos and written content on the London Health Science Centre's renal patient website let patients and their families learn about CKD at their own pace. Read the Story

Goal

  • Empower and support patients and family members to be active in their care


By 2019

  • Patients and families will be empowered to make shared decisions with their healthcare team across the kidney care journey.
  • Patient and family feedback will drive regional and provincial quality improvement.
  • Patients and families will be engaged in the planning and evaluation of kidney care services.

Strategic Objectives

  • Engage and educate patients and families to make shared decisions with their multidisciplinary care team.
  • Support and enable patients and healthcare professionals in developing a self-management approach to chronic kidney disease.
  • Use patient-reported outcomes to drive improvements in kidney care.
  • Collaborate with patients and families on the design, delivery and evaluation of kidney care services. 


Initiatives

  • Develop and implement standardized tools that enable shared decision-making, encourage self-management and jointly establish goals of care.
  • Partner with regional and provincial organizations to strengthen and broaden the use of peer-to-peer support.
  • Collect and report patient experience and outcome measures for targeted quality improvement.
  • Develop formal opportunities for patients and family members to be involved in kidney care system initiatives.