Palliative care for patients with end-stage renal failure: reflections from Central Australia.

@article{Fried2003PalliativeCF,
  title={Palliative care for patients with end-stage renal failure: reflections from Central Australia.},
  author={Ofra Fried},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={514-9}
}
This paper explores palliative care issues for Australian Aboriginal patients with end-stage renal failure. Renal disease is epidemic amongst Aboriginal Australians. The Central Australian Palliative Care Service, based in the remote town of Alice Springs, sees a high proportion of renal patients, with different demographic characteristics to those seen in urban palliative care services. A case history illustrates distinctive concerns for local service provision, including communication issues… CONTINUE READING

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