Special Issue "Palliative Care in Kidney Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: cancer; palliative care; patient and lay carer experience; mixed methods research; renal; cachexia
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Special Issue in Healthcare: The Socio-Economic Impact of End Stage Kidney Disease
Special Issue in Healthcare: Recent Advances in Palliative Care
Special Issue in Healthcare: Palliative Care in Renal Disease
This special issue of Healthcare will focus on palliative care in kidney disease. Patients with renal disease live with a serious chronic illness and can present with a range of conditions highlighting the multifaceted nature of this patient population. Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) experience significant morbidity and mortality issues, yet are less likely to receive palliative care services compared to other diseases. Renal management at any stage of the disease involves an intensive routine of clinical care however living with renal disease requires significant self-management and care. It is strongly advocated that ESKD requires an interdisciplinary palliative care approach starting at the point of diagnosis and continuing throughout the patient’s life. In such cases, palliative care presumes a holistic comprehensive supportive role addressing the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and existential needs of patients and their families. This includes end of life issues for patients, as well as families having the appropriate bereavement support. However, clinicians working in nephrology have called for more training in aspects of palliative care in ESKD.
We will feature original research and include interesting clinical studies, reviews, short reports, narratives and opinion pieces from researchers interested in this research topic. We welcome papers focused on: (1) the role of supportive and palliative care in kidney disease for both patients, carers and/or healthcare staff; (2) provide specific learning points for multidisciplinary HCPs working in renal healthcare where palliative care is provided; (3) advocate for an interdisciplinary palliative care approach for patients and families; (4) highlight the need for continued appropriate and integrated psychosocial care for people living with kidney disease.
Prof. Dr. Joanne Reid
Dr. Clare McKeaveney
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Supportive and Palliative Care
- Kidney Disease