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Published: 18 March 2010

336 Pages | 18 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199560035

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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Second Edition

E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, and Michael Germain

Supportive Care

  • Chapters describe the continuum of palliative care from the start of the patient's illness, through dialysis and to the end of life
  • Chapters are focused around case histories to link theory to actual patient experiences
  • Ethical considerations are included in each chapter to broaden discussion
  • A multi-professional group of contributors provide different perspectives on management and care

New to this Edition:

  • Two new chapters on conservative management of advanced kidney disease (AKD) and dialysis in the very elderly
  • All chapters have been updated since the previous edition
  • Chapters on non pain symptoms, advance care planning, quality of life, psychological and psychiatric consideration and end of life care, the concept of supportive care, planning a renal palliative care programme and initiating and withdrawal from dialysis have been fully revised and updated

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