Shared decision-making (SDM) is a collaborative effort between patients and clinicians to share evidence and consider options regarding health care decisions. SDM is a significant facet of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care and is especially relevant for anemia in CKD, wherein treatment options carry uncertainty and variability. Patients, however, lack knowledge of anemia in CKD; many patients are not aware of their hemoglobin levels or recognize that their anemia and kidney disease are linked, and only half understand different treatment options. It is imperative that clinicians are appraised of how to educate CKD patients with anemia and facilitate informed care decisions, especially in the sensitive contexts of life experience and culture for underserved and rural populations.
In the third activity of this CME Outfitters BriefCase series, expert faculty utilize case-based learning to guide learners on integration of SDM principles to ensure that patient needs and preferences are aligned with anemia and CKD treatment plans.
Integrate SDM principles to ensure that patient needs and preferences are aligned with anemia and CKD treatment plans.
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GSK.
Physicians, physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, and pharmacists specializing in nephrology or primary care
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Dr. Spinowitz reports the following financial relationships:
Advisory Board: Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.; AstraZeneca; GSK; and Renibus Therapeutics
Research Support: AstraZeneca and Travere Therapeutics, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca; GSK; and Fresenius
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