Shared Haemodialysis Care means working with patients in partnership to engage them in their own treatment. It encourages patients to take an interest in helping themselves- promoting a more positive feeling towards their dialysis.

Shared Haemodialysis Care puts patients back in control.


All patients can be offered the chance to learn more and to participate in their dialysis care.

No assumptions are made about their ability or desire to take part




Patients can participate at a level of their choosing and follow their own personal path to suit their needs making them feel safe and comfortable to engage when they are ready


Attention is paid to what interests and motivates patients so that learning is meaningful and fulfilling 

There are many ways in which patients can engage in their own dialysis care from learning about their condition and how haemodialysis works to participating in any of the tasks involved such as:


Taking their
own blood


their own


Setting up their own trolley for the treatment

Many patients tell us that they enjoy being involved and that it helps them to understand and feel in control of their condition:

Come to the Shared Haemodialysis Care Course to learn how to create an effective Shared Care environment in your unit

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