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Understanding end-of-life care in advanced Kidney Disease

Publication date: Friday, 30 September 2011
Contributor(s): Karen Jenkins

People with advanced kidney disease are required to make many choices about their treatment throughout the journey of this disease. Opting not to have dialysis or to withdraw from treatment is a difficult decision and there are many factors that influence patients' decisions. For those who choose not to have dialysis, the implications need to be understood by the patient, their family and carers and healthcare professionals involved in their care. This article provides an update on this important issue to equip primary care professionals with a clear understanding of end-of-life care for patients with advanced kidney disease.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1 Number 1 PCCJ Online 2011
Contributor(s): Karen Jenkins

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