Am J Nurs 2017 Mar;117(3):26-35
Jenna M. Norton is the program manager of the National Kidney and Urologic Science Translation Program at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Andrew S. Narva is the director and Eileen P. Newman is the associate director of the National Kidney Disease Education Program in the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases at the NIDDK. Gayle Romancito is a nurse at the Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center, Indian Health Service, Zuni, NM. Stephanie Mahooty is an NP at Renal Medicine Associates and Desert Kidney Associates in Albuquerque, NM. Theresa Kuracina is a dietitian at the Albuquerque Indian Health Center, Indian Health Service, Albuquerque, NM. Authors Narva, Newman, and Norton are federal employees of the National Institutes of Health, and Romancito and Kuracina are federal employees of the Indian Health Service. Contact author: Andrew S. Narva, The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
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