No Treatment

Majority of people when faced with dialysis, go on to live full and productive lives. However, for some people, no treatment is an option.

  • Some people feel they have lived long enough and have had a full life
  • Others may have many medical limitations and do not want to pursue dialysis or transplant
  • Some may have a terminal illness and don’t want to prolong the process

Family and Team involvement with the No Treatment option

  • It is important to discuss this option with your family and the medical team
  • Speak to your doctor and request a family meeting to discuss this option
  • The doctor and/or social worker at your unit are available to explore this option if you have already begun dialysis and are considering discontinuing

Hospice Involvement

  • If this option is elected you may be referred to Hospice for comfort measures