Special Issue "Supportive and Palliative Care in Renal Disease"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Interests: chronic kidney disease; palliative care; qualitative research methods; mixed methods; end of life care
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There is growing recognition of the importance of a supportive and palliative care strategy for people with advanced chronic kidney disease. This includes care through the course of renal replacement therapy and as people approach the end of their lives. Raising the quality of end of life care and recognising the individual needs of patients and their carers is critical to helping people live as well as possible until they die. It includes management of pain and other symptoms and delivery of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support. This special issue of Healthcare will include original theoretical or empirical work related to the care of people with renal disease who require a palliative and supportive strategy. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: advance care planning, symptom management, models of nursing/medical care, nursing/medical interventions, literature reviews, research protocols and innovative methods. Previously unpublished articles that describe research in diverse populations are invited and welcome.
Dr. Helen Noble
Manuscript Submission Information
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- palliative care
- advanced chronic kidney disease
- supportive care
- end of life care