Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, the Health Sciences Centre’s patient consent form is being translated to Oji-Cree, Cree and Ojibway. Aboriginal patients who do not speak or understand English will now have a form in their language to clearly understand what treatment or tests they are being asked to consent to.
The most important thing to remember is that patients and family members are an important part of the care team. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can can partner with you to create a care plan and recommendations to help you manage your disease. However, deciding to follow that care plan is up to you. We understand that facing kidney disease is difficult. That’s why we provide you with the medical, emotional, spiritual, mental, and other supports to assist you along the way.
Here are a few ways you can stay involved in your own care: