“Looking back to my family”: Indigenous Australian patients’ experience of hemodialysis

@inproceedings{Anderson2012LookingBT,
  title={“Looking back to my family”: Indigenous Australian patients’ experience of hemodialysis},
  author={Kate T. Anderson and Joan J P Cunningham and Jeannie Devitt and Cilla Louise Preece and Alan Cass},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In common with Indigenous populations elsewhere, Indigenous Australians have higher incidence of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), but lower transplantation rates than their non-Indigenous counterparts. Understanding how the demands of dialysis impact on, and are impacted by, the lives of Indigenous patients may provide important insight into treatment pathways and decision-making. METHODS We conducted semi-structured interviews in 2005-06 with 146 Indigenous and 95 non-Indigenous… CONTINUE READING
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