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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient$
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E. Joanna Chambers, Edwina Brown, and Michael Germain

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560035

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.001.0001

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Support of the home-dialysis patient

Chapter:
(p.217) Chapter 11 Support of the home-dialysis patient
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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient
Author(s):

Alastair Hutchison

Helen Hurst

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0012

This chapter discusses patients undergoing home-dialysis and the support that is provided to them. This system began after the dialysis centres in the locales became too crowded, and soon family members and spouses of the patients were able to go through training to perform haemodialysis at home. This allowed even more patients access to this treatment. The discussion includes the selection process of the patients suited for home-dialysis, the training process, and the support these patients should be provided with once they receive this treatment from home.

Keywords:   patients, home-dialysis, support, dialysis centres, haemodialysis, training, treatment, selection

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