Quality of Life: Subjective Descriptions of Challenges to Patients with End Stage Renal Disease

Quality of Life: Subjective Descriptions of Challenges to Patients with End Stage Renal Disease

Identification: nnj_mj06A3
Issue: May-June 2006
Volume: Vol. 33, No. 3

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Goal: To share results of a study describing how patients with end-stage renal disease experience and manage their quality of life.

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the information gleaned from past studies on quality of life in those with chronic illnesses.
  2. Describe three types of descriptions of quality of everyday life that came from a qualitative study of patients with end-stage renal disease.
  3. Relate ways that information from studies on quality of life issues can be used with patients being cared for in your own practice.


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