Speak Up: How to Engage Your Dialysis Team

Engage Your Dialysis Team - Kidney Talk

Engage Your Dialysis Team - Debra Hain, PhD, ARNPEffective communication is the key to a successful partnership and it is important that people who are on dialysis are involved in their care to receive the best outcome. Debra J. Hain, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC explains how patients can engage their dialysis team to become informed consumers and how establishing a partnership can benefit both you and your dialysis team.

Also read Debra’s article, published in RSN’s health Library, on the same subject.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illnessand is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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