Webinar: Defining Quality Supportive/Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced CKD

This ISN-KDIGO co-produced webinar will define a conceptual framework for palliative care and discuss the key recommendations in 5 areas of palliative care from the KDIGO Controversies Conference on Supportive Care in CKD: a) a) Symptom assessment and management b) Estimating prognosis c) Shared decision-making and advance care planning d) Withdrawal of dialysis e)Comprehensive conservative care


Description of the Webinar

CKD patients have a high burden of physical and psychosocial symptoms, poor outcomes, and high costs of care. Current paradigms of care for this population are variable, prognostic and assessment tools limited, and quality of care suboptimal. The KDIGO Controversies Conference on Supportive Care in CKD synthesized the current state of knowledge in order to guide clinical and research activities focused on improving the outcomes of people living with advanced CKD. This presentation will review a conceptual approach to kidney palliative care and will review the key recommendations .

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This webinar took place on Thursday, Oct 15th from 9AM – 10AM EST. 

You can now view the recorded webcasto of this webinar below: 





About the Facilitator

Sara Davison 

Professor Sara Davison – 

Sara Davison is a Professor, nephrologist, bioethicist and health outcomes researcher in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. She is recognized internationally as a leader in renal palliative care; acts as a consultant for establishing renal palliative care programs; and co-Chairs the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) palliative care group with the aim of developing international guidelines for renal palliative care. Her program of research focuses on the delivery of quality palliative care for patients with kidney failure.


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