[Life with a hemodialysis machine].

  title={[Life with a hemodialysis machine].},
  author={Maria L{\'u}cia Ara{\'u}jo Sadala and Marisa Lorençon},
  journal={Journal of renal care},
  volume={32 3},
The aim of the present study was to describe the experience of patients undergoing haemodialysis starting from their own perception. A qualitative perspective using Merleau Ponty's Existential Phenomenology was considered to be the most appropriate methodology for this study. Fifteen patients were interviewed in a haemodialysis unit at a Brazilian teaching hospital. Interviews were based on the question 'What does the experience of living with a haemodialysis machine mean?' Convergences in… CONTINUE READING

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