Living with kidney disease DVDs
These DVDs provide vital information to patients which will enable them to make the right choices about their lifestyle and, if necessary, treatment plans.
This project is the result of a unique healthcare partnership in which Kidney Research UK and the British Renal Society (BRS) worked in collaboration with the NHS, the National Lottery, the pharmaceutical industry, a number of key renal charities and advocacy groups to produce a series of patient-driven DVDs.
The DVDs provide valuable practical information to enable both the general public and more specifically, individuals suffering from kidney disease to improve their levels of understanding of their condition and other related disease areas and help them to lead a better quality of life through informed choice.
Module one is a health awareness educational DVD designed to support healthcare practitioners in promoting the best quality of life for their patients whether they are at risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), in the earliest stages of the disease or approaching end stage renal failure (ERF).
This initial DVD outlines what the kidneys do, background information on CKD, and what patients diagnosed with CKD can do in terms of diet and lifestyle to reduce the risks of developing vascular complications and slow down the progression of the disease towards ERF.
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This module will focus on acute and end stage renal failure using the experiences of patients, carers, renal units and clinicians from across the UK to help patients gain a good understanding of the realities of living with kidney disease. The DVD will offer practical help, support and guidance on how to overcome some of the challenges they may face.
Key messages will include; helping patients understand how to manage their illness, through increasing awareness of treatment choices and highlighting how they can take a proactive role in developing a treatment plan, in partnership with their consultant, to maintain long term health, and enhance their quality of life.
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This is the third DVD in the ‘Living with Kidney Disease’ series which aims to support anyone who has been told by their doctor that they have some level of kidney damage it is aimed at providing better information for black and minority ethnic patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or end stage renal failure.
The DVD is presented by Dr Addo Djangmah and covers what the kidneys do, what causes chronic kidney disease, managing kidney disease, diet and lifestyle and how patients can work in partnership with clinicians to manage their disease.
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The DVDs for modules 1 and 2 have subtitles in English and audio in English, Bengali, Gujurati, Urdu and Punjabi.