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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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Death and end-of-life care in advanced kidney disease

Death and end-of-life care in advanced kidney disease

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(p.281) Chapter 15 Death and end-of-life care in advanced kidney disease
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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient
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Ken Farrington

E Joanna Chambers (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0017

This chapter discusses end-of-life issues as they relate to patients with advanced kidney failure. It focuses mainly on those patients whose kidney failure is being treated by dialysis or by conservative means. The chapter also provides the characteristics of the advanced renal failure population, how to diagnose impending death, and providing care in the last days of a patient's life.

Keywords:   end-of-life issues, patients, advanced kidney failure, kidneys, dialysis, characteristics, care, impending death, advanced renal failure population

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