Palliative care in end-stage kidney disease.

@article{Fassett2011PalliativeCI,
  title={Palliative care in end-stage kidney disease.},
  author={Robert G Fassett and Iain Kilpatrick Robertson and Rose Mace and Loren Youl and Sarah Challenor and Rosalind Bull},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={4-12}
}
Patients with end-stage kidney disease have significantly increased morbidity and mortality. While greater attention has been focused on advanced care planning, end-of-life decisions, conservative therapy and withdrawal from dialysis these must be supported by adequate palliative care incorporating symptom control. With the increase in the elderly, with their inherent comorbidities, accepted onto dialysis, patients, their nephrologists, families and multidisciplinary teams, are often faced with… CONTINUE READING
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