Table 1.

Primary and specialty Kidney Palliative Care skills

Primary Kidney Palliative CareSpecialty Kidney Palliative Care
Manage basic symptomsAddress refractory symptoms
Diagnose and start depression and anxiety treatment Manage complex depression, anxiety, grief, and existential distress
Basic serious illness communicationComplex serious illness communication
 Address prognostic understanding Address complex goals of care
 Normalize and initiate advance care planning Manage conflict resolution regarding goals of care
 Address basic goals of care
  • Adapted from reference (15).