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Decision-making for renal patients at the end of life

Decision-making for renal patients at the end of life
Decision-making for renal patients at the end of life
The kidney was the first human organ to be replaced by a machine, when the ‘artificial kidney’ entered the medical arena with the first human dialysis in 1924. A practical artificial kidney, or dialyser, came about through advances in science, followed by the acquisition of new synthetic materials, which made the application of these ideas possible. The apparent high cost and limited availability of this form of treatment immediately raised new ethical questions about equity of access to treatment, when and if treatment could be denied, and the difficult decision of when, once established, it should be stopped.
1352-2779
204-207
Noble, H.
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Meyer, J.
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Bridges, J.
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Noble, H.
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Meyer, J.
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Bridges, J.
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Noble, H., Meyer, J. and Bridges, J. (2007) Decision-making for renal patients at the end of life. European Journal of Palliative Care, 14 (5), 204-207.

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The kidney was the first human organ to be replaced by a machine, when the ‘artificial kidney’ entered the medical arena with the first human dialysis in 1924. A practical artificial kidney, or dialyser, came about through advances in science, followed by the acquisition of new synthetic materials, which made the application of these ideas possible. The apparent high cost and limited availability of this form of treatment immediately raised new ethical questions about equity of access to treatment, when and if treatment could be denied, and the difficult decision of when, once established, it should be stopped.

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Published date: 2007
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 360666
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360666
ISSN: 1352-2779
PURE UUID: a729828a-e873-43d9-8ea8-590ecf3824c8
ORCID for J. Bridges: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6776-736X

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Date deposited: 03 Jan 2014 11:50
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:44

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