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End-stage renal disease in the older person

Lina Johansoon and Edwina A Brown

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses old people who have ESRD. It defines the term ‘old’ as a person who has lived a long time and is no longer young. The chapter states that before the 1970s, dialysis treatment ... More


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