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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Edited by E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown and Michael Germain

Second edition

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199560035
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730139 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.001.0001

Series: Supportive Care Series

Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

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This book provides an evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasize the continuum of palliative care from the time of diagnosis through to end-of-life care and the issues surrounding withdrawal of dialysis. The book addresses the psychological impact of the disease, the importance of involving the patient in making decisions about their care, ethical considerations, the role of the family and the multidisciplinary team. This second edition includes two new chapters on conservative management of advanced kidney disease (AKD) and dialysis in the very elderly. The chapters covering non pain symptoms, advance care planning, quality of life, psychological and psychiatric consideration, and end-of-life care have also be completely revised to include new evidence and current thinking.

Keywords: supportive care; nephrology patient; palliative care; diagnosis; end-of-life care; dialysis

Book.  336 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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Introduction to ethical case analysis in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

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Changing patterns of renal replacement therapy in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

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The concept of supportive care for the renal patient in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

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Management of pain in renal failure in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

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