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The Kidney Supportive Care Research Group's mission is to improve supportive care for patients with advanced kidney failure through collaborative research, clinical innovation, education and compassion.

Clinical Initiatives

Dr. Davison has led the development, implementation, and evaluation of several clinical initiatives within Alberta Kidney Care - North. These initiatives include routinely integrated supportive care assessments, prognostication, advanced care planning skills training, and clinical pathways.

Research Innovation

Dr. Davison’s program of research focuses on the delivery of quality supportive care for patients with kidney failure and her research interests include symptom management, advance care planning, conservative kidney management, prognostication, and implementation science.

Clinical Pathways and Guidelines

CKM Pathway



The Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) Pathway is a resource for patients and care providers to help in the management of end-stage kidney disease with a focus on quality of life, symptom management, shared care planning and living well without dialysis.

One:carepath is an Integrated Supportive Care Pathway intended to be a resource to help manage the care of those with advanced organ failure and/or metastatic cancer, who are unlikely to benefit from curative or life prolonging treatments.

A DiseA-se-Inclusive Pathway for Transitions in Care (ADAPT) will be a common platform to integrate primary care and specialist led transitions in care pathways for patients with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cirrhosis, end-stage kidney disease and/or stage 3-4 cancers.

Funding Agencies

Vision: To help people enjoy life while living with advanced chronic kidney disease by becoming a world leader in kidney supportive care research and clinical innovation.

Kidney Supportive Care Research Group (KSCRG)  l  Mailing Address: 8-105 Clinical Sciences Building, University of Alberta, 11350 83 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2G3  l  Email: kscrg@ualberta.ca  l  Phone: (780) 492-0926 l  Fax: (780) 407-8117