Every kidney patient's health journey includes major transition points during their disease progression, and each change requires navigating a complex health care system and interactions with various care teams. This can lead to additional stress, extended timeframes and even an inability to successfully transition to a new modality of care.
To better support patients, BC Renal, in collaboration with health authority partners and patients, developed a comprehensive series of Care Team Transition Guides and Patient Transition Guides. The process included extensive consultations, pilot testing and evaluation. These complementary tools provide step-by-step information on what happens during transitions and support the active role patients have in their health care planning and decisions.