Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 14(3) July 2011 : 42-47.doi:10.12927/hcq.2011.22489
Patient-Centred Care

Chronic Kidney Disease in Canada's First Nations: Results of an Effective Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Chris W. Ashton and Denise Duffie


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious and growing threat to our First Nations peoples' health. Current evidence indicates more rapid progression of CKD in First Nations populations, leading to markedly increased morbidity and mortality. To address this serious health issue, three First Nations communities, Alderville, Hiawatha and Curve Lake, partnered with the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the Peterborough Regional Health Center (PRHC) and local family and specialist physicians.



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