Living with renal failure

Proceedings of a Multidisciplinary Symposium held at the University of Stirling, 7–8 July, 1977

  • J. L. Anderton
  • F. M. Parsons
  • Deirdre E. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. F. M. Parsons
      Pages 1-6
  3. Meeting the Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. W. R. Cattell
      Pages 21-34
    3. D. N. H. Hamilton, J. D. Briggs
      Pages 35-48
  4. Economics and Limited Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Helen Rosenthal
      Pages 71-85
  5. Some Clinical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. J. D. Briggs
      Pages 105-121
    3. M. K. Ward, T. G. Feest
      Pages 123-136
  6. Psychological and Personal Aspects

  7. Practical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Kathleen Nicholson
      Pages 237-247
    3. A. McL. Jenkins
      Pages 249-264
    4. A. M. Martin, J. K. Gibbins
      Pages 265-274
    5. A. C. Kennedy
      Pages 275-276
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book


The management of chronic renal failure by dialysis and transplantation has now become an established form of treatment in many parts of the world. However, these forms of treatment have brought with them problems in relation to the selection of patients, economics, clinical problems such as hypertension, encephalopathy, anaemia and renal bone disease, and psychological and social problems. The management of haemodialysis has changed over the years with developments in dialysers, vascular access and the duration of dialysis. Although the overall survival from renal trans­ plantation has changed little in the past four or five years, there are hopes of improvements in relation to tissue typing and enhancement. Perhaps the most important aspect in the management of chronic renal failure is the multi-disciplinary approach. Nursing and medical staff work closely with dialysis technicians, engineers, dietitians, local authority per­ sonnel, social workers and with the relatives of the patients. The symposium was planned to draw together representatives from all disciplines involved in the care of patients with chronic renal failure. One of the most relevant sessions was that in which two patients with chronic renal failure described their experience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. Anderton
    • 1
  • F. M. Parsons
    • 2
  • Deirdre E. Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.Western General HospitalEdinburghUK
  2. 2.General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  3. 3.Renal UnitSt. Bartholomew’s and St. Leonard’s HospitalsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6187-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6185-5
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