About this book
- Chapters describe the continuum of palliative care from the start of the patient's illness, through dialysis and to the end of life
- Chapters are focused around case histories to link theory to actual patient experiences
- Ethical considerations are included in each chapter to broaden discussion
- A multi-professional group of contributors provide different perspectives on management and care
New to this edition
- Two new chapters on conservative management of advanced kidney disease (AKD) and dialysis in the very elderly
- All chapters have been updated since the previous edition
- Chapters on non pain symptoms, advance care planning, quality of life, psychological and psychiatric consideration and end of life care, the concept of supportive care, planning a renal palliative care programme and initiating and withdrawal from dialysis have been fully revised and updated
Supportive Care for the Renal Patient Second Edition provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of supportive care for the nephrology patient. An international group of contributors emphasise the continuum of palliative care from the time of diagnosis through to end-of-life care and the issues surrounding withdrawal of dialysis. The book addresses the psychological impact of the disease, the importance of involving the patient in making decisions about their care, ethical considerations, the role of the family and the multidisciplinary team.
This new edition includes two new chapters on conservative management of advanced kidney disease (AKD) and dialysis in the very elderly. The chapters covering non pain symptoms, advance care planning, quality of life, psychological and psychiatric consideration and end-of-life care have also be completely revised to include new evidence and current thinking.
This book will be of particular interest to palliative care practitioners; nephrologists, who increasingly need to know more about palliative care; nurse practitioners, dialysis nurses, social workers, dieticians, and psychiatric consultants.
ABOUT THE SUPPORTIVE CARE SERIES
Supportive care is the multidisciplinary holistic care of patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses and their families - from the time around diagnosis, through treatments aimed at cure or prolonging life, and into the phase currently acknowledged as palliative care. It involves recognising and caring for the side-effects of active therapies as well as patients' symptoms, co-morbidities, psychological, social and spiritual concerns. It also values the role of family carers and helps them in supporting the patient, as well as attending to their own special needs.
Unlike traditional palliative care, which grew from the terminal care of cancer patients, supportive care is not restricted to dying patients nor to cancer. This series covers the support of patients with a variety of long-term conditions, who are currently largely managed by specialist medical teams in hospital and by primary care teams in community settings. Each volume therefore provides a practical guide to the supportive care of patients at all stages of illness.
Series Editor: Sam H. Ahmedzai
Readership: This book will be of particular interest to palliative medicine and pain consultants, and nephrologists, who increasingly need to know more about palliative care; nurse practitioners, dialysis nurses, social workers, dieticians, and psychiatric consultants.
Table of Contents
Alvin Moss: Introduction to ethical case analysis
1: David Ansell, S. Risdale and Fergus Caskey: Changing patterns of renal replacement therapy
2: E. Joanna Chambers and Edwina Brown: The concept of supportive care for the renal patient
3: Maria Da Silva-Gane and Lewis M. Cohen: Planning a renal palliative care programme and its components
4: Sara N. Davison, Jean L. Holley and Jane Seymour: Advance care planning in patients with end-stage renal disease
5: Terry Feest: What determines a good outcome?: the selection of patients for renal replacement therapy
6: Fredric O. Finkelstein and Susan H. Finkelstein: Health-related quality of life and the patient with chronic kidney disease
7: Fliss Murtagh and Steven D. Weisbord: Symptoms in renal disease: their epidemiology, assessment and management
8: Sara N. Davison, E. Joanna Chambers and Charles J. Ferro: Management of pain in renal failure
9: Daniel Cukor, Eileen M. Farrell, Lewis M. Cohen and Paul L. Kimmel: Psychological and psychiatric considerations in patients with advanced renal disease
10: Chris Davies and Ira Byock: Spiritual care of the renal patient
11: Alastair Hutchison and Helen Hurst: Support of the home dialysis patient
12: Lionel U. Mailloux 12.2: Communicating with patients and family: Initiation, withdrawal and withholding of dialysis: 12.1: Clinical
13: Fliss Murtagh and Neil Sheerin: Conservative management of end-stage renal disease
14: Lina Johansson and Edwina A. Brown: End-stage renal disease in the older person
15: Ken Farrington and E. Joanna Chambers: Death and end-of-life-care in advanced kidney disease
E. Joanna Chambers, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Richard Bright Renal Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK, Edwina Brown, Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College Kidney and Transplant Institute, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK, and Michael Germain, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA
Review(s) from previous edition
"This book should be required reading for anybody training in nephrology. It certainly should have a place on the library shelf in any dialysis unit. It will also be useful to people who work in palliative care, as it will allow a better understanding of the particular problems and symptoms patients with ESRD bring to palliative care. The chapters on symptom control and the information about medication adjustments are particularly useful. - IARC Website
"This is the first textbook addressing supportive care of renal patients, and for this reason alone it is very welcome. The editors have, however, succeeded in bringing together an excellent overview, and some sound insights into the complex and difficult areas of renal supportive care. This book is welcome for its quality, therefore, as well as the fact it is first in this field... the breadth of issues covered and the clinical orientation of the book will make it an invaluable resource... no palliative care team seeing renal patients should be without it, since it will make a significant contribution to improving their care of these patients." - Palliative Medicine, 19
"Highly recommendable." - Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, 20
"This is a valuable and useful book... The authors are experts in the field... extremely interesting and useful. I think it should be included in the core curriculum of every nephrology program." - Doody's Journal
"This stylishly produced and modestly priced volume is essential reading
for all members of the multiprofessional team concerned with the holistic management
of patients with renal failure." - Journal of the Royal Society