Decision Aid Summary

Title Advance Care Planning: Should I stop kidney dialysis?
Audience People with kidney failure who have been undergoing dialysis, and for whom kidney transplantation is not possible, that are considering stoppage of treatment.
Options included Continue kidney dialysis, which will allow you to live longer.
Stop kidney dialysis, which will allow death to occur naturally.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition End of Life Issues
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.