Patient Decision Aid

As your kidney function declines, one of your biggest choices is whether to get Dialysis or Conservative Kidney Management (CKM).

Dialysis is not for everyone. Dialysis can’t cure kidney failure, but it may help you live longer and feel better. The older and sicker you are, the less likely it is that dialysis will help you. Some people will live as long and feel better with CKM, which does not include dialysis.

It's your choice whether to have CKM or dialysis. This tool is to help you decide if CKM or dialysis is right for you. You can use it to talk with your healthcare team and loved ones about your decision. It should take 15 to 25 minutes to complete. You can come back to it, or share it with someone you trust by using the email button or printing your responses. How you respond is anonymous and confidential.

The Patient Decision Aid helped make sure that he knew the decision he was making, why he was making it, and using the right sort of values for what he was choosing

- Family Member

It's your choice whether to have Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) or dialysis, this tool may help you determine which treatment aligns best with your values and preferences.