Pictures and Perspectives: A Unique Reflection on Interdialytic Weight Gain

Pictures and Perspectives: A Unique Reflection on Interdialytic Weight Gain

Identification: nnj_nd09A1
Issue: November-December 2009
Volume: Vol. 36, No. 6
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Goal: To afford clinicians the opportunity to comprehend the disruption that managing interdialytic weight gain causes to the lives of people who undergo hemodialysis.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the experiences of individuals undergoing hemodialysis in terms of managing interdialytic weight gain and fluid restrictions as outlined in this study.
  2. Identify and discuss how clinician dialogue influences healthcare partnerships and the adoption of healthy fluid gain behaviors.
  3. Discuss the main themes identified in this study and how they will influence real world practice.


Sources of Support: This independent research was supported through the Graham Burnley Scholarship and the Amgen Novice Researcher Grant.

Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank those who shared their experiences of coping with the immense struggle of dealing with interdialytic weight gain.

Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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