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Dialysis-dependency: the reformulated or remnant person

Martin-McDonald, Kristine 2003, Dialysis-dependency: the reformulated or remnant person, Contemporary nurse, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 151-160.

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Title Dialysis-dependency: the reformulated or remnant person
Author(s) Martin-McDonald, Kristine
Journal name Contemporary nurse
Volume number 16
Issue number 1
Start page 151
End page 160
Publisher EContent Management Pty Ltd
Place of publication Maleny, Qld.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1037-6178
1839-3535
Keyword(s) dialysis
suffering
hope
chronic disease
Summary Being dependent on dialysis is a potentially overwhelming experience where life as previously known is permanently altered. A dialysis-dependent individual may reformulate their identify or perceive that they are a remnant if their former self. This paper will explore and expand Morse and Penrod's (1999) model as a useful way to understand how a person might reconstruct their identify. Grounded in a narrative methodology, interviews if those on haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis were thematically analysed. It was found that dialysis dependency brings an acknowledgment if a lost past, an inescapable present and an unknowable future, filtered through hope and despair. Nurses need to understand the suffering, wrought by such a struggle,to facilitate the positive re-envisioning if those who are dialysis dependent.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©eContent Management Pty Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004342

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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