Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Common Decisions Faced by Adults with CKD

Common decisions include:

  • Should I make changes to my diet or continue with my usual dietary patterns?
  • Should I take my medications as prescribed?
  • Should I have peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis?
  • Should I undergo a kidney transplant or not?
  • Should I accept a kidney from a known (family member or friend) or an unknown donor?
  • Should I have/continue with RRT or receive supportive end-of-life care?
Chronic Disease
Decision Support for Adults Living with Chronic Kidney Disease
Point of Care Resources