Jennifer St. Clair Russell, MSEd, MCHES, receives an AHRQ R03 grant

October 6, 2015

Jennifer St. Clair Russell, MSEd, MCHES, has received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality to examine the interaction between patients and nephrologists regarding palliative care discussions in end-stage renal disease. The study will explore the barriers and facilitators to discussions with patients and their families regarding palliative care and determine if there are differences in barriers by experience level (i.e., nephrology fellows versus practicing nephrologists). Long term, this prioritization may be useful in developing skill-based training and curricula tailored to the needs of nephrologists and nephrology fellows.