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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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Advance care planning in patients with end-stage renal disease

Advance care planning in patients with end-stage renal disease

(p.49) Chapter 4 Advance care planning in patients with end-stage renal disease
Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Sara N Davison

Jean L Holley

Jane Seymour

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the purpose and use of advance directives (ADs) and advance care planning (ACP) within the context of ESRD. It also presents empirical evidence about the degree to which ADs and ACP have met their intended goals, interventions to enhance the use and value of ADs and ACP, and new research that helps define how to initiate and facilitate effective ACP for patients with ESRD.

Keywords:   advance directives, ADs, advance care planning, ACP, ESRD, empirical evidence, intended goals, interventions, new research

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