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Commentary on: Jones DJ, Harvey K, Harris JP, et al. Understanding the impact of haemodialysis on UK National Health Service patients' well-being: A qualitative investigation. J Clin Nurs. 2017; 27:193-204.
Implications for practice and research
In order to promote optimal quality of life, a holistic approach to treatment for patients receiving haemodialysis (HD) is essential and should acknowledge all aspects of well-being.
Clinical examination and self-reported tools should be used regularly in the assessment of symptoms.
Perception of control contributes significantly to patient outcomes when dealing with patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
ESRD is the advanced stage of chronic kidney disease and results when patients require renal replacement therapy. It is …
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