The Kidney Foundation of Canada

Principles of Care

  1. All individuals who can derive net benefit from and want treatment for kidney disease should have equitable access to medically-appropriate, cost-effective treatment regardless of background and personal circumstance.

  2. All individuals with kidney disease should have access to a comprehensive continuum of care, ethical treatment and support services aimed at optimizing patient outcomes and quality of life.

  3. All individuals should have ongoing access to an appropriately qualified interdisciplinary healthcare team. 

  4. All individuals with kidney disease and their caregivers should be provided with information about all treatment options so that they are able to participate fully in decisions about their care and make informed choices.

  5. All individuals with kidney disease have the right to refuse or discontinue treatment, and to be supported in their decision. 

  6. No individual with kidney disease should be denied access to medically-necessary drugs or adequate nutrition because of their inability to pay.

Address / Contact Info

200-4940 Canada Way Burnaby , BCV5G 4K6

Phone Numbers

Toll-free : 1-800-567-8112
Fax : (604) 736-9703

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This program was last updated on 06 May 2015.