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Palliative Pediatric Care

The NIH National Institute of Nursing Research provides a booklet for families regarding supportive medical and non-medical care for children suffering from a chronic disease such as CKD, called… 38 more words

Staff Education

Mentoring and Missed Treatments

The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition, ESRD Network 5, has developed a program for training dialysis patients to be mentors and mentees, and a test of the program has successfully reduced the number of missed dialysis treatments.   92 more words

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Point of Contact

I entered the world of mental health advocacy kicking and screaming.  Some days, quite literally.

Studying English?  Easy, I loved literature and writing.  Teaching?  A way to purvey that love to another generation while parlaying it into a paycheck.   1,015 more words

Mental Health

NW Poster re Patient Concerns

January’s Network 16 patient poster/flyer has been distributed to facilities.  It covers patient concerns about access to care, grievances, and information about how Northwest Renal Network will respond to any request for assistance.   59 more words

Patient Education

For Hospitals, Treating Violence Beyond The ER Is Good Medicine And Good Business

from the article by Shefali Luthra on Kaiser Health News:

…As experts increasingly view violence as a medical concern, hospitals see it as an opportunity. 382 more words

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Supportive Housing and Healthcare Outcomes

A study recently published in Health Affairs explored the effects of supportive housing on the health outcomes of formerly homeless individuals. The researchers used a mixture of survey and Medicaid claims data to understand how a stable place to live with onsite health services impacted the health outcomes of formerly 98 formerly homeless individuals living in a supportive housing facility in Oregon between 2010 and 2014. 84 more words

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Integrating Community Health Workers into Care Teams

From the article by Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klein in Transforming Care: Reporting On Health System Improvement:

Community health workers—the frontline lay workers who serve as a bridge between clinicians and their patients—have been around for several decades in the U.S., but they have rarely been fully integrated into care teams for a variety of practical and cultural reasons. 416 more words

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