My Questions & Goals
MY QUESTIONS & GOALS is a trifold brochure-style resource with a checklist of statements and questions that patients can address with their care team, as well as some open ended questions to help patients set their own goals and determine what is most important to them. Patient experts have shared that they had a lot of questions when they began dialysis. They were so overwhelmed with the amount of information that they did not even know where to start or what to ask—this was the driving force for this patient checklist brochure.
Patient Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and care partners also shared that many times lab numbers are not the first concern of a patient, but if staff can shift the focus to quality of life issues (having energy, feeling better, etc), then patients will be more receptive. Since the questions may be different for patient just starting dialysis and those who are “existing” patients there are two versions available.