Hope and advance care planning in patients with end stage renal disease: qualitative interview study.

@article{Davison2006HopeAA,
  title={Hope and advance care planning in patients with end stage renal disease: qualitative interview study.},
  author={Sara Nicola Davison and Christy Simpson},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={333 7574},
  pages={886}
}
OBJECTIVE To understand hope in the context of advance care planning from the perspective of patients with end stage renal disease. DESIGN Qualitative in-depth interview study. SETTING Outpatient department of a university affiliated nephrology programme. PARTICIPANTS 19 patients with end stage renal disease purposively selected from the renal insufficiency, haemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis clinics. RESULTS Patients' hopes were highly individualised and were shaped by personal… CONTINUE READING
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