A Family-Oriented Supportive Approach to Dialysis and Renal Transplantation in Children
Comprehensive pediatric care provided by an interdisciplinary team is often recommended to help families cope with the considerable stresses involved in dialysis and renal transplantation.1 The various functions of comprehensive care include emotional support of families through the course of treatment, attention to the child’s psychosocial adjustment, and facilitation of patient-physician communications. The structure and emphasis of comprehensive care program vary considerably from setting to setting. This report describes the role of one comprehensive care team in aiding family coping and helping families with treatment decisions, with particular reference to renal transplantation.
KeywordsSocial Worker Team Member Treatment Team Nurse Clinician Comprehensive Care
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