Death and end-of-life care in advanced kidney disease

Ken Farrington, E. Joanna Chambers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupportive Care for the Renal Patient
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN (Electronic)9780191730139
ISBN (Print)9780199560035
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2011


  • Advanced kidney failure
  • Advanced renal failure population
  • Care
  • Characteristics
  • Dialysis
  • End-of-life issues
  • Impending death
  • Kidneys
  • Patients


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