Palliative care challenges : implications for nurses' practice in renal settings

Johnson, Amanda & Bonner, Ann (2004) Palliative care challenges : implications for nurses' practice in renal settings. Contemporary Nurse, 17(1-2), pp. 95-101.

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The very act of withdrawing dialysis places renal nurses in a unique practice setting requiring a sudden shift in care delivery from one of providing Ife-sustaining, active treatment to that of palliation. The impact of this act on the renal nurse remains largely invisible. Minimal research has been conducted that explores the significant issues and challenges that exist for renal nurses in the delivery of palliation following withdrawal of dialysis treatment. This paper attempts to highlight the issues and challenges that do exist for renal nurses in providing palliation and the subsequent lack of available research knowledge to inform practice in the renal setting. It recommends further research be conducted into the renal setting so as to inform the development of appropriate education to support renal nurses practice in the future.

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ID Code: 43435
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Export Date: 20 July 2011
Source: Scopus
Keywords: attitude to health, Australia, chronic kidney failure, clinical competence, clinical pathway, clinical protocol, education, health personnel attitude, health service, human, interpersonal communication, nephrology, nurse attitude, nursing, nursing discipline, nursing research, organization, organization and management, palliative therapy, philosophy, renal replacement therapy, review, treatment withdrawal, Attitude of Health Personnel, Clinical Protocols, Communication, Critical Pathways, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Kidney Failure, Chronic, Nurse's Role, Organizational Innovation, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Nursing, Renal Dialysis, Specialties, Nursing, Withholding Treatment
DOI: 10.5172/conu.17.1-2.95
ISSN: 1037-6178
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 eContent Management Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2011 23:02
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2011 04:57

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