End of Life Care in Nephrology

End of Life Care in Nephrology : From Advanced Disease to Bereavement

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There is an ever increasing awareness that all patients are entitled to a good quality death and that diagnosing end of life is as important as diagnosing a chest infection. This is particularly true for renal patients where dialysis can be continued and complications treated even when the patient is dying. End of Life Care in Nephrology provides practical guidance on all aspects of this difficult field; the clinical state of dying renal patients, how to control their symptoms, and how to help patients and their medical teams discuss difficult issues such as dialysis withdrawal and death. The book highlights how to facilitate good communication between renal and palliative care teams and the theory is illustrated by case histories. Written by a palliative care physician who has worked closely with renal patients for many years, a nephrologist, and a counsellor, this handbook will be ideal for doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals working in renal medicine and palliative care.
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Product details

  • Part-work (fascículo) | 332 pages
  • 106 x 182 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 black and white line illustrations
  • 0199211051
  • 9780199211050
  • 1,003,062

Table of contents

1. End-stage renal disease ; 2. Comorbidity ; 3. Complications of end-stage renal disease ; 4. Causes of death in end-stage renal disease ; 5. Health-related quality of life in end-stage renal disease ; 6. The management of pain ; 7. Non-pain symptoms in end-stage renal disease ; 8. Recognising dying ; 9. Communicating with patients and families ; 10. The place of supportive and palliative care in end-stage renal disease ; 11. Ethical and legal considerations ; 12. End of life care ; 13. Spiritual and religious care ; 14. Caring for the carers ; 15. Drug doses in patients with advanced chronic renal disease
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The book is packed with information, a wonderful composite of nephrology and palliative medicine. ...Books such as this, which help break down the barriers between palliative care and other departments who manage patients with chronic non-malignant disease, are most welcome. Roger Woodruff, There is an ever increasing awareness that all patients are entitled to a good quality death and that diagnosing end of life is as important as diagnosing a chest infection. This handbook will be ideal for doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals working in renal medicine and palliatvive care. classicchronicrenaldiseaseresources.blogspot
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