Given our large home dialysis population and new patients who come to treatment in center, we often hear they have children who are afraid of what dialysis is and what will happen to their parent or loved one. Therefore, we are creating a coloring book that explains in a simple way what dialysis is and what happens during a basic treatment. Given that coloring books have taken off recently, this will be an interactive way to educate youth or anyone else who may be nervous about dialysis. This may also be beneficial to pediatric dialysis patients.
We want to alleviate children’s fears about dialysis through the use of a coloring book.