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Understanding Patient Culture to Improve Communication

July 13, 2020
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Our view of life is rooted in our culture. It’s the driving force behind the way we dress, eat, act and communicate. Every one of us is different—whether we are physicians, patients or healthcare workers. Understanding our differences is one way to assure that our patients are getting the best care possible through effective communication.  …

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Break Down Barriers to CKD Education in Your Nephrology Practice

May 18, 2020
Doctor holding a tablet with a kidney image

As physicians, we intuitively know that the more we educate patients and involve patients in their own care plan, the better their outcomes. However, despite our best intentions, we are faced with many barriers to accomplishing this.  Lack of time, inefficient educational materials and difficulty explaining complex information to a broad range of educational levels…

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Comprehensive Care Models: Help Your Patients Live Well with Chronic Illness

April 21, 2020
A nurse walking with her patient.

Currently, 1-in-4 Americans live with a chronic illness. A disproportionate number of those are elderly or minorities. This creates an enormous burden on our healthcare system, family structure and society.  Our goal as healthcare advocates is to decrease the disability that is associated with chronic illness as well as improving quality of life, or to…

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