People with chronic kidney disease face many challenges. Treatment options need to be considered and chosen, employment may need to be paused or stopped, and dealing with the everyday issues that arise are just some of the realities that impact the life of a kidney patient. Patients can be in charge and empowered to make these decisions, supported by their care givers and healthcare teams. The patient presenters for this webinar have both received kidney transplants and have been active as patient advocates for themselves and the kidney community. They will share how they learned to be a voice for themselves and others.
• What can I offer as a patient advocate? How to find the physical, emotional and informational resources for self-advocacy
• How to get involved and where to begin to advocate for myself and the kidney community
• A summary of the Kidney Foundation's advocacy strategy
Speakers: Tom Meade, Kate Chong, Lydia Lauder, and Paul St. Germaine