Goal:To provide an overview of research that analyzes the qualitative aspects of the lived experiences (physical, psychological, and relationship) of patients on hemodialysis and the implications of those experiences for nursing practice.
Develop insight into the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual changes that occur in patients beginning hemodialysis therapy.
Discuss the emerging themes of the lived experiences of individuals on hemodialysis.
Determine the implications of this meta-analysis for nephrology nursing practice.
Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution of Assoc. Prof. Marguerite Purnell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, to edit the English translation of this article.
Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.