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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Special Session

When the Patient Becomes the Teacher: Exploring the Intersections of Disability and Kidney Diseases

November 02, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Room 119, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Disability is a fundamental part of human diversity. Disabled individuals face inequities and barriers to health care. Kidney patients often have concurrent disabilities and may have disabilities related to their kidney diseases, such as dialysis dependence. Disability itself is diverse including apparent and nonapparent conditions. This session reviews the impacts of disability on function, quality of life, and other patient-centered outcomes. Perspectives of providers with disabilities are also featured, which can improve care for all kidney patients, both with and without disabilities.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), diversity of disability, models of disability, and disability identity
  • Identify prevalence of disability in CKD, barriers faced by disabled patients, and impacts on quality of life and access to care
  • Describe the value of providers with disabilities, including mental illness, and the benefit of their perspectives in the care of patients with kidney diseases
  • Assess patient experiences and how to incorporate them into the practice of kidney care

Learning Pathway(s)

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