Researchers develop KidneyPal, a specialty-aligned service, to enhance the provision of palliative care to patients with kidney illness.

Patients with kidney disease have notable unmet palliative care needs and represent an underserved population for specialty palliative care teams. In a study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, authors were able to provide specialized palliative care for a new cohort of patients as a result of the development of KidneyPal. KidneyPal is a specialty-aligned interprofessional palliative care service aimed at improving delivery of palliative care to patients with kidney disease through focus groups and iterative improvement cycles.

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