* Did you attend a dialysis options class (at a WellBound Center)?
The majority of patients (n = 211) attended an Options class, with the vast majority (97%) at a WellBound Center.
Seventy-five percent (n = 211) of all patients attended an Options class prior to starting home dialysis, suggesting this venue is the most frequent education tool.
Table 2 Survey Questions and Patient Responses Number Measure Did you attend a Dialysis Options class? Before starting dialysis.
Physicians are more likely to initiate the conversation regarding home therapies in an environment where access to Options classes and training are available.
While the options class does not actively promote one aim of enrichment clusters--to give students the opportunity to solve "real-world problems through the development of authentic products and services" (Renzulli & Reis, 2002a)--it clearly has its roots in the belief that students and teachers want to be part of a specialist group.
The school's decision to offer a Friday options class was based upon the idea that all children should have an opportunity to develop their potential in a differentiated environment.
Beyond the foundation of talent for all, the options classes also aim for authentic learning opportunities, again advocated by Renzulli (2002).
The options classes met for 1 hour a week over 10 weeks at the school.
This was achieved through a plan that included education sessions for hemodialysis nurses, 'options classes
' for the chronic renal insufficiency patients and a more formalized referral process to identify potential patients.
At present, the ISE offers options trading on the most actively traded options on the most actively traded options classes
. Trading on the new automated market provides members with several benefits, including significantly reduced costs, rapid and accurate order executions and a mechanism to protect customer orders from automatically trading at prices inferior to those available on other options markets.