The What, Why & How of Shared Haemodialysis Care The one day overview for Managers
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:
Many patients tell us that they enjoy being involved and that it helps them to understand and feel in control of their condition:
One of the down sides of being on dialysis is that you feel you have lost control of your life. Taking part in Shared Care has given me back some control, a feeling of self- esteem and achievement and a better understanding of my care.Elaine, Shared Care patient
The course has really motivated me. I want to help my patients become far more involved and I can see that patients participating can help them cope and feel much more positive about coming for dialysis.Staff Nurse attending the Shared Haemodialysis Care Course
Come to the Shared Haemodialysis Care Course to learn how to create an effective Shared Care environment in your unit
The Shared Haemodialysis Care Course has received a 2-year funding grant from the British Kidney Patient Association, which will allow the course to continue as free for participants. We're looking forward to working closely with the BKPA, and really appreciate their continued support for Shared Care. For more information on the BKPA activities, please see their website.