Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 268-274
Implications for Clinical Practice for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease
Eilean Victoria Lazarus1, Melba Sheila D’Souza2
1PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, Department of Adult health and critical care, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
2RN, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Corresponding Author: Melba Sheila D’Souza
Background: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are encountered in the Emergency Department with problems related to the metabolic complications of renal disease or dialysis complications.
Methods: This review of literature highlights the concerns related to patients with ESRD and implications for clinical practice.
Results: The concept of illness perceptions and locus of control regarding ESRD is useful in understanding the impact of ESRD and of dialysis treatment on the health related quality of life.
Conclusion: Delayed diagnosis of ESRD and failure of recognition of renal disease lead to slow progression of renal failure result in a predominantly young ESRD population leads to poor coping and depression among patients with ESRD.
Key words: chronic renal disease, ESRD, dialysis, renal impairment, prevention, rehabilitation.