Goal: To provide an overview of pain experienced by patients undergoing maintenance dialysis.
Describe the various types of pain experienced by patients with end stage renal disease undergoing maintenance dialysis.
Describe patients' perceptions of how their pain is being managed.
Identify strategies used by patients in managing pain.
Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the nurses in the dialysis units for their enthusiasm about this project. The authors wish to extend an appreciation to the patients who so generously gave of their time to be interviewed.
Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.