Perspectives on death, dying and advance care planning from patients receiving haemodialysis.

@article{Collins2013PerspectivesOD,
  title={Perspectives on death, dying and advance care planning from patients receiving haemodialysis.},
  author={May Collins and Elaine A. Lehane},
  journal={Journal of renal care},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={5-11}
}
BACKGROUND The illness trajectory of End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) is not linear therefore it can be difficult for practitioners to know when end-of-life care begins. Advance care planning (ACP) allows patients to take part in decision making, however much of the research conducted stems from North America and Canada where individuals have experience of ACP. The aim of the study was to determine the views of Irish patients receiving haemodialysis, on death, dying and ACP. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING