"Is there life on dialysis?": time and aging in a clinically sustained existence.

  title={"Is there life on dialysis?": time and aging in a clinically sustained existence.},
  author={Ann J. Russ and Janet K Shim and Sharon R. Kaufman},
  journal={Medical anthropology},
  volume={24 4},
Increasingly, in the United States, lives are being extended at ever-older ages through the implementation of routine medical procedures such as renal dialysis. This paper discusses the lives and experiences of a number of individuals 70 years of age and older at two dialysis units in California. It considers what kind of life it is that is being sustained and prolonged in these units, the meanings of the time gained through (and lost to) dialysis for older people, and the relationship of… CONTINUE READING
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