Kidney Disease: From advanced disease to bereavement

Paperback | June 10, 2012

byEdwina A Brown, Fliss E M Murtagh, Emma Murphy

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Kidney Disease: From advanced disease to bereavement provides guidance to renal and palliative care professionals dealing with patients with advanced kidney disease who are approaching end of life. The book describes the tools used to achieve a good death including advance care planning,symptom control law and ethics, recognising dying, withdrawal of treatment, and a holistic approach to patient care. By using case histories, the book highlights how to facilitate good communication between patients, families and their renal team. There are also chapters on support for carers andbereavement. Revised and updated this new edition is written in a bullet point style to provide an indispensable guide to day-to-day management of patient care. This pocketbook will be an essential guide for nephrologists, renal nurses, nephrologist trainees, and doctors and nurses working in palliativecare.

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Kidney Disease: From advanced disease to bereavement provides guidance to renal and palliative care professionals dealing with patients with advanced kidney disease who are approaching end of life. The book describes the tools used to achieve a good death including advance care planning,symptom control law and ethics, recognising dying...

Edwina Brown is a clinical nephrologist with a special interest in patient outcomes, particularly the elderly, on dialysis. Over the last decade she has developed an increasing interest in the support and management of renal patients at their end of life. She was an editor of "Supportive Care for the Renal Patient", first published b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:June 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199695695

ISBN - 13:9780199695690

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Table of Contents

1. End-stage kidney disease2. Comorbidity3. Complications of end-stage kidney disease4. Causes of death in end-stage kidney disease5. Health-related quality of life in end-stage kidney disease6. Symptom assessment and trajectories7. The management of pain8. Non-pain symptoms in end-stage kidney disease9. How to deliver best supportive and palliative care10. The place of supportive and palliative care in end-stage kidney disease11. Communicating with patients and families12. Ethical and legal considerations13. Management of the last few days14. Spiritual and religious care15. Caring for the carers16. Wendy Lawson: Drug doses in advanced chronic kidney disease17. Fliss E M Murtagh: Audit and research in kidney end of life care