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Defining Patient and Family Centered Care

March 3, 2015

A patient and family centered care environment encourages participation and engagement, and these lead to better clinical outcomes. Celeste Castillo-Lee, Program Manager at the University of Michigan, has been on dialysis for many years. In this talk with Lori, Celeste discusses moving from a system-centered model of care to a patient and family centered model, allowing the patient to take control, and improving quality of life and longevity.  

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Update: RSN is deeply saddened by of the passing of Celeste Castillo Lee on Thursday, February 9, 2017. She struggled most of her life with kidney disease and was on dialysis for 30 years. Our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and all that knew and loved her.

Celeste contributed greatly as an advocacy for the kidney community and patient engagement Her commitment and compassion impacted hundreds of thousands of patients and see will be missed.

Read our collection of Celeste Castillo Lee's contributions to Renal Support Network and the Kidney Community.

Lori Hartwell is the author of Chronically Happy - Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness, and President/Founder of Renal Support Network. A kidney patient since the age of two, she has consistently strived to instill hope into the lives of people who live with chronic kidney disease.

 

 

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