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Evid Based Nurs 14:103-104 doi:10.1136/ebn-2011-0046
  • Adult nursing
  • Phenomenology

Open and honest discussions about kidney transplantation recommended for people undergoing haemodialysis

  1. Nicola Thomas
  1. Public Health Primary Care and Food Policy, City University London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Nicola Thomas
    Public Health Primary Care and Food Policy, City University London, 20 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7QN, UK; n.m.thomas{at}city.ac.uk

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Implications for nursing practice and research

  • This small (n=16) qualitative study showed that people undergoing dialysis were focused on receiving a kidney transplant. Renal nurses should have open and honest discussions about kidney transplantation with patients who are receiving dialysis, as waiting time for a transplant can be lengthy with mixed outcomes.

  • Nurses should support people on dialysis by helping them to integrate dialysis into their lives rather than ‘being on hold’ while waiting for a transplant.

  • Information given about likely transplantation waiting times should be realistic and individualised. For example, people from ethnic …

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