Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Purpose & Scope

  • The purpose of this best practice guideline is:
    • To help nurses recognize patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experiencing decisional conflict related to situations in which there is more than one option available for managing their condition
    • To help nurses support patient involvement in reaching quality health decisions. Quality decisions are made using the best available evidence about the options and are consistent with the patients’ values
  • This guideline contains recommendations and tools for nurses (Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, etc.) caring for patients with CKD, and working in various practice settings
  • The patient is defined as an individual age 18 or older diagnosed with CKD
Chronic Disease
Decision Support for Adults Living with Chronic Kidney Disease
Background Information