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Published: 03 May 2012

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780199695690

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Kidney Disease

From advanced disease to bereavement

Second Edition

Edwina A. Brown, Fliss E. M. Murtagh, and Emma Murphy

Oxford Specialist Handbooks in End of Life Care

  • A portable, practical, and accessible handbook on a complex group of patients
  • Illustrates how theory is applied in practice, using case histories of real patients
  • Gives appropriate doses of drugs, which is often difficult in renal failure
  • Highlights how to facilitate good communication between renal and palliative care teams

New to this Edition:

  • New material on subjects such as peritoneal dialysis, prognostic indicators, a review of the measures of quality of life near death, and tools for managing end of life cases
  • New chapters on audit and research in kidney end of life care and symptom assessment and trajectories

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