Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Probably the best self-dialysis unit in the world

Swedish films have a reputation of being rather dark and sombre, and perhaps best epitomised by Ingmar Bergman- whose major subjects were about death, illness, faith, betrayal and insanity. This short film, “probably the best self dialysis unit in the world” is very different- very inspiring about the pioneering work undertaken in Jonkoping Sweden, showing patients undergoing hospital dialysis, managing their own care and lives. It is in Swedish with English subtitles and lasts less than 5 minutes.
It has echoes of the Stepped Self Care Work developed as part of the Guys, St. Thomas and Kings renal modernisation project a few years ago. The Yorkshire and Humber Kidney Care Network are attempting to emulate aspects of the Swedish approach, through their health foundation sponsored self-care dialysis programme which is looking very exciting.

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