This chapter discusses end-of-life issues as they relate to patients with advanced kidney failure. It focuses mainly on those patients whose kidney failure is being treated by dialysis or by conservative means. The chapter also provides the characteristics of the advanced renal failure population, how to diagnose impending death, and providing care in the last days of a patient's life.
|Title of host publication||Supportive Care for the Renal Patient|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Nov 2011|
- Advanced kidney failure
- Advanced renal failure population
- End-of-life issues
- Impending death