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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 in the Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP) designed to help patients enjoy life while living with advanced chronic kidney disease. These initiatives include routinely integrated supportive care assessments, prognostication and identification of high risk patients, intensive advanced care planning skills training, and a Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) clinical pathway.

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, clinical pathways, and clinical decision aids.

End Products of Clinical and Research Innovation

Clinical Pathway

Guidelines and Algorithms

Selected Publications

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

 

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Optimizing quality of life is a critical issue in the treatment of patients with kidney failure and is used to assess the effectiveness of healthcare interventions.

Research has repeatedly shown that patients with chronic disease experience a high symptom burden that negatively impacts a patient’s quality of life.

Past research and the development of the CKM pathway has generated several guidelines and algorithms aimed at improving the quality of EOL care patients with ESRD receive.

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To review a list of selected publications please click on the link below.

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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

Kidney Supportive Care Research Group (KSCRG)

Clinical Initiatives

Dr. Davison has led the development, implementation, and evaluation of several clinical initiatives in the Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP) designed to help patients enjoy life while living with advanced chronic kidney disease. These initiatives include routinely integrated supportive care assessments, prognostication and identification of high risk patients, intensive advanced care planning skills training, and a Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) clinical pathway.

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, clinical pathways, and clinical decision aids.