Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Hardcover | April 24, 2010

EditorEdwina Brown, E. Joanna Chambers, Michael Germain

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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient Second Edition provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasise the continuum of palliative care from the time of diagnosis through to end-of-life care and theissues surrounding withdrawal of dialysis. The book addresses the psychological impact of the disease, the importance of involving the patient in making decisions about their care, ethical considerations, the role of the family and the multidisciplinary team. This new edition includes two new chapters on conservative management of advanced kidney disease (AKD) and dialysis in the very elderly. The chapters covering non pain symptoms, advance care planning, quality of life, psychological and psychiatric consideration and end-of-life care have also becompletely revised to include new evidence and current thinking.This book will be of particular interest to palliative care practitioners; nephrologists, who increasingly need to know more about palliative care; nurse practitioners, dialysis nurses, social workers, dieticians, and psychiatric consultants.About the Supportive Care Series:Supportive care is the multidisciplinary holistic care of patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses and their families - from the time around diagnosis, through treatments aimed at cure or prolonging life, and into the phase currently acknowledged as palliative care. It involves recognisingand caring for the side-effects of active therapies as well as patients' symptoms, co-morbidities, psychological, social and spiritual concerns. It also values the role of family carers and helps them in supporting the patient, as well as attending to their own special needs.Unlike traditional palliative care, which grew from the terminal care of cancer patients, supportive care is not restricted to dying patients nor to cancer. This series covers the support of patients with a variety of long-term conditions, who are currently largely managed by specialist medicalteams in hospital and by primary care teams in community settings. Each volume therefore provides a practical guide to the supportive care of patients at all stages of illness.Series Editor: Sam H. Ahmedzai

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Supportive Care for the Renal Patient Second Edition provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasise the continuum of palliative care from the time of diagnosis through to end-of-life care and theissues surrounding withdrawal of dialysis. ...

Edwina Brown is Consultant Nephrologist at the Imperial College Kidney and Transplant Institute at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. Dr. E. Joanna Chambers is Consultant in Palliative Medicine in the Richard Bright Renal Unit at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK. Michael Germain is Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, Massachusett...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pagesPublished:April 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Alvin Moss: Introduction to ethical case analysis1. David Ansell, S. Risdale and Fergus Caskey: Changing patterns of renal replacement therapy2. E. Joanna Chambers and Edwina Brow: The concept of supportive care for the renal patient3. Maria Da Silva-Gane and Lewis M. Cohen: Planning a renal palliative care programme and its components4. Sara N. Davison, Jean L. Holley and Jane Seymour: Advance care planning in patients with end stage renal disease5. Terry Feest: What determines a good outcome?: the selection of patients for renal replacement therapy6. Fredric O. Finkelstein and Susan H. Finkelstein: Health related quality of life and the patient with chronic kidney disease7. Fliss Murtagh and Steven Weisbord: Symptoms in renal disease: their epidemiology, assessment and management8. Sara N. Davison, E. Joanna Chambers and Charles J. Ferro: Management of pain in renal failure9. Daniel Cukor, Eileen M. Farrell, Lewis M. Cohen and Paul L. Kimmel: Psychological and psychiatric considerations in patients with advanced renal disease10. Chris Davies and Ira Byock: Spiritual care of the renal patient11. Alastair Hutchison and Helen Hurst: Support of the home dialysis patient12. Part 1 - Lionel U. Mailloux, Part 2 - Tom Sensky and Celia Eggeling: Initiation, withdrawal and withholding of dialysis: Part 1: Clinical; Part 2: Communicating with patients and family13. Fliss Murtagh and Neil Sheerin: Conservative management of end stage kidneyd disease14. Edwina A. Brown: End stage renal disease in the older person15. Ken Farrington and E. Joanna Chambers: Death and end of life care in advanced kidney disease

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"This stylishly produced and modestly priced volume is essential reading for all members of the multiprofessional team concerned with the holistic management of patients with renal failure." --Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine March 2005