Renal Nursing
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

1 The History of Dialysis and Transplantation 1
Nicola Thomas

2 Applied Anatomy and Physiology and the Renal Disease Process 21
Charlotte Chalmers

3 Patient and Carer Involvement in Renal Nursing Care, Education, and Research 59
Ratna Das, Brian Gracey, Linda Gracey, Fiona Loud and Shahid Nazir Muhammad

4 Psychological Perspectives 81
Fiona Murphy

5 Acute Kidney Injury 105
Marissa Dainton

6 Chronic Kidney Disease 127
Nicola Thomas

7 Investigations in Kidney Disease 147
Althea Mahon

8 Haemodialysis 179
Catherine Fielding

9 Peritoneal Dialysis 235
Linsey Worsey

10 Renal Transplantation 277
Victoria Dunsmore

11 Nondialytic Options and the Role of Palliative Care 335
Helen R. Noble, Claire Carswell and Ian Walsh

12 Renal Care in Infancy, Childhood, and Early Adulthood 349
Diane Blyton and Shelley Jepson

13 Renal Nutrition 367
Barbara Engel and Pearl Pugh

14 Quality Improvement in Kidney Care 413
Nicola Thomas

Index 423

About the Author

Nicola Thomas is Professor of Kidney Care, London South Bank University, London, UK.

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