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The information needs of older people who choose supportive care over dialysis: A case study approach

Moustakas,J, Bennett,PN and Tranter,S 2015, The information needs of older people who choose supportive care over dialysis: A case study approach, Renal Society of Australasia Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 6-11.

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Title The information needs of older people who choose supportive care over dialysis: A case study approach
Author(s) Moustakas,J
Bennett,PNORCID iD for Bennett,PN orcid.org/0000-0001-9174-3499
Tranter,S
Journal name Renal Society of Australasia Journal
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 6
End page 11
Publisher Renal Society of Australasia
Publication date 2015-03
ISSN 1832-3804
Keyword(s) Advanced chronic kidney disease
Dialysis
Older people
Patient education
Supportive care
Nursing
Summary Background: Supportive care is increasingly being viewed as an appropriate alternative option to dialysis or transplantation for older people with advanced chronic kidney disease (ACKD). The purpose of this study was to explore the information needs of older people with ACKD who choose supportive care as their treatment. Methods: A case study approach using semi-structured interviews and medical case note review methods was used to explore the information needs of six older people receiving supportive care. Results: The majority of the information the participants had recalled receiving placed a greater emphasis on dialysis over supportive care. Although they did not want dialysis, they were not clear on what supportive care meant or whether they had a supportive care plan. Participants perceived they had never been given specific information about supportive care. Medical case note review revealed infrequent and non-systematic documentation in medical case notes. Conclusions: In the absence of a formal nephrology supportive care program, information may be provided in an unplanned, non-systematic approach to older people and their families who choose supportive care.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Renal Society of Australasia
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