Justification for a home-based education programme for kidney patients and their social network prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy

@article{Massey2011JustificationFA,
  title={Justification for a home-based education programme for kidney patients and their social network prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy},
  author={Emma K. Massey and Medard Hilhorst and Robert W. Nette and Peter J. H. Smak Gregoor and Marinus A. van den Dorpel and Anthony C van Kooij and Willij C. Zuidema and Robert Zietse and Jan J. V. Busschbach and Willem Weimar},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={677 - 681}
}
In this article, an ethical analysis of an educational programme on renal replacement therapy options for patients and their social network is presented. The two main spearheads of this approach are: (1) offering an educational programme on all renal replacement therapy options ahead of treatment requirement and (2) a home-based approach involving the family and friends of the patient. Arguments are offered for the ethical justification of this approach by considering the viewpoint of the… Expand
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