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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, and Michael Germain


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 (A ... More

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

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560035
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Joanna Chambers, editor
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Richard Bright Renal Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
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Edwina Brown, editor
Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College Kidney and Transplant Institute, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
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Michael Germain, editor
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA

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Chapter 1 Changing patterns of renal replacement therapy

David Ansell, S Risdale, and Fergus Caskey

Chapter 4 Advance care planning in patients with end-stage renal disease

Sara N Davison, Jean L Holley, and Jane Seymour

Chapter 8 Management of pain in renal failure

Sara N Davison, E Joanna Chambers, and Charles J Ferro

Chapter 9 Psychological and psychiatric considerations in patients with advanced renal disease

Daniel Cukor, Eileen M Farrell, Lewis M Cohen, and Paul L Kimmel

Chapter 11 Support of the home-dialysis patient

Alastair Hutchison, and Helen Hurst

Chapter 14 End-stage renal disease in the older person

Lina Johansoon, and Edwina A Brown

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