Editorial Policy

Qualifications of authors and reviewers

My Kidneys My Health content is guided by the needs expressed by patients and their caregivers and is produced and reviewed by a team of Canadian nephrologists, renal nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and social workers.

Authors and reviewers of My Kidneys My Health content follow evidence-based practice guidelines, such as the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Diabetes Canada, Canadian Society of Nephrology and Hypertension Canada guidelines.

Editorial process for health content published on My Kidneys My Health

Content is created and reviewed by a broad network of nephrologists, renal nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and social workers across Canada.

When content is reviewed by our team of health professionals, it is screened to ensure that the information is medically accurate and:

  • Meets the needs of patients and caregivers
  • Adheres to current evidence-based practice and relevant clinical practice guidelines
  • Material is referenced to a credible source (such as practice guidelines and peer-reviewed published literature)
  • The readability is within the recommended ranges, at approximately a grade 8 reading level

Content is reviewed every two years (or more frequently, if needed) to ensure information is current. The most recent review date is recorded at the bottom of each website page.


We strive to ensure the My Kidneys My Health website content is accessible to everyone. Where possible, we follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to ensure content is accessible for individuals with low vision or other accessibility needs. For example, our video content includes closed captioning, we screen our content to ensure grade 6-8 readability, and we choose color schemes purposively to ensure accessibility for those with color blindness.

If you have any accessibility concerns relating to the My Kidneys My Health website, please contact us:

Email: mykidneys@ucalgary.ca

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