Table 3.

Palliative care resources in ESRD

InitiativeDescriptionLink
ASN Geriatric Nephrology CurriculumAn online curriculum addressing the most significant aspects of caring for aging patients with kidney diseasewww.asn-online.org/education/distancelearning/curricula/geriatrics/
ASN Advances in Geriatric Nephrology CourseA2-day precourse to the annual ASN meetingwww.asn-online.org/education/kidneyweek/2012/program-early.aspx
ASN Improving Dialysis Rounds for Geriatric PatientsA series of videos conveying skills in geriatric nephrologywww.asn-online.org/kidneydisease/geriatrics/rounds
ASN End-of-Life Care Visiting Professor Program and Geriatric Nephrology Travel GrantsA visiting professor program whose aim is to foster interest in palliative care among nephrology fellows. ASN also provides travel support to the Advances in Geriatric Nephrology Coursewww.asn-online.org/grants/additional.aspx and
www.asn-online.org/grants/travel/
RPA Clinical Practice Guidelines on Shared Decision-Making in Dialysis & ToolkitRecommendations for initiation, withholding and withdrawing dialysis and toolkit for estimating prognosis and assessing symptomswww.renalmd.org/catalogue-item.aspx?id=682
Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney PatientsFormed by ESRD Network 5, this website includes a variety of resources to support palliative and end-of-life care in ESRDwww.kidneysupportivecare.org
NephroTalkA communication skills workshop for nephrology fellowsSee Schell et al. (46)
Supportive Care for the Renal PatientA textbook reviewing palliative care management for patients with ESRDSee Chambers et al. (47)
  • ASN, American Society of Nephrology; RPA, Renal Physicians Association.