Increasing evidence has demonstrated that patients’ involvement promotes better health care outcomes and cost-effectiveness of services. However, limited literature is available about the experience of living donor kidney transplantation and best practices to promote patients and donors’ engagement. Aim of the present chapter is to review the literature about patient engagement in the context of chronic kidney disease, and to introduce an innovative protocol developed to promote potential donors and recipients’ participation and adherence to care at the Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital in Milan (Italy). Results are critical to reflect on the identification of best practices for patients’ engagement in the context of chronic kidney disease. Through a better understanding of the emotional and affective dynamics and the relational implications that may influence the elaboration of the information given by health care providers, it will be possible to develop evidence-informed interventions.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Transformative Healthcare Practice through Patient Engagement|
|Numero di pagine||28|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2016|
- Best Practices, Patient and Donor Engagement, Living Donor Transplant