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ASN/ERA/ISN Kidney Ethics Webinar Series: Autonomy in Kidney Care – Ethical and Practical Challenges; October 21 @ 2 p.m. CEST

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association (ERA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) are delighted to announce the latest webinar in their joint series on kidney ethics, Autonomy in Kidney Care – Ethical and Practical Challenges.

DATE: October 21, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. CEST



The webinar will:

  • Explain the concept of autonomy and discuss the implications of respect for patient autonomy.
  • Critically evaluate factors that may influence respect for patient autonomy when disclosing information about treatment options in resource-limited settings.
  • Discuss strategies to support the inclusion of patients in decision-making about kidney care.

Dominique Martin

Viviane Calice-Silva

Priya Pais

Fergus Caskey

Vivekanand Jha

Patient autonomy is the right of patients to make decisions about their medical care without their
healthcare provider trying to influence their decision. Ethical challenges may arise for clinicians in resource-limited environments notably when disclosing expensive or unavailable treatment options whilst respecting patient autonomy.

Hear the panelists share their own experiences of balancing patient autonomy with the need to avoid causing harm and the practical steps they take to support patient inclusion in decision-making in their kidney care practice.

We invite you to review the joint ASN/ERA/ISN publication,
Ethical challenges in nephrology: a call to action,” prior to the webinar.

Please join the debate on October 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. CEST to learn more about these important issues.
Register for the webinar, find more information, and submit your questions to the panel here.

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