Improving Indigenous patient knowledge about treatment options


Project leads: Dr. Joanne Kappel and Dr. Carol Bullin Patient group: Indigenous patients with kidney disease Regions: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario Indigenous patients with CKD and their families face unique challenges related to education, language, poverty, distance from care, and the legacy of colonization and residential schools. As a result, timely access to medical care and, ultimately, late [...]

Kidney Check: Identifying kidney disease and diabetes in Indigenous communities


Project lead: Dr. Paul Komenda Patient lead: Cathy Woods Patient group: Indigenous patients with kidney disease in a range of age groups Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba View Project Website Indigenous people have a higher risk of CKD and kidney failure compared to the non-Indigenous population. This may be due to increased rates of diabetes, particularly [...]