Experiences from patients and healthcare professionals
A case study of an elderly PD patient with severe tremors who wanted to continue with home therapy
By Dr. Faiza Brunner MD, Peripal AG
This case study highlights a key recommendation of the ISPD Practice Guidelines in 2020 which states that PD should be prescribed using shared decision-making between the person doing PD and the care team.
The aim is to establish realistic care goals that:
maintain quality of life for the person doing PD as much as possible by enabling them to meet their life goals,
minimize symptoms and treatment burden while
ensuring high-quality care is provided. (Ref 3)