Tuesday, 7 October 2008

bedtime reading – peer support for kidney patients

The publication “No white coat between us – developing Peer support services for kidney patients”, is the conclusion of work carried out as part of the Kidney Disease Modernisation Initiative, funded by Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity. In the words of one of its authors Jane Hughes (Research Fellow Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, London), “it’s an accessible account of how clinical staff and patients worked together to implement peer support, overcome barriers, evaluate the service and reflect on what had been learnt. It evolved to complement clinical care in these two hospitals, but others who are thinking about how to deliver peer support might find it helpful to know how it was done.”

Take a look and download a copy of the document here