The aging population with chronic kidney disease has called for a paradigm shift in the approach to treatment decision-making. Nephrologists are faced with unique challenges as many elderly patients have accumulated medical and geriatric conditions, and the importance of palliative care in nephrology is gaining increasing attention worldwide.
In a recent AJKD article, Koncicki and Schell provide nephrologists with a guide to support communication and treatment decision-making for elderly patients with advanced kidney disease. The following questions based on the article will test your knowledge on this topic.
Post prepared by Dr. Allison Tong, AJKD Blog Contributor. For a PDF version of the questions & answers, please click here.