Shared care: a pathway for the rejuvenation of home haemodialysis?

Dainton, M. (2016) Shared care: a pathway for the rejuvenation of home haemodialysis? Journal of Kidney Care, 1 (3). pp. 116-122. ISSN 2041-1448.

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There much evidence for the benefits to patients of being able to manage their own haemodialysis rather following the thrice weekly model of most in-centre dialysis programmes. Numbers of patients dialysing at home remains disappointingly small and there are considerable variations between renal centres. Shared care models have been promoted as a route of encouraging greater take-up of home haemodialysis (HHD). There is currently little available evidence to support this assertion.
Barriers have been identified to increasing self-management by haemodialysis patients, many of which apply to both shared care and HHD programmes. Overcoming the barriers, many of which are institutional is key to increasing numbers of patients dialysing at home. The development of shared care initiatives alone will not foster greater HHD engagement rather the cultural and other barriers to both must be overcome if such growth is to be seen.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Nursing
Depositing User: Miss Marissa Dainton
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 13:27
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 12:01

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