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Br J Nurs. 2007 Jun 14-27;16(11):667-75.

The role of the nurse post-renal transplantation.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin.

Abstract

The previous article explored the role of the nurse pre-renal transplantation, which addressed the physical, psychological and educational support that the patient and family members require prior to this life-changing surgery. The following article explores the continual role of the nurse in caring for and educating the patient post-renal transplantation. Renal transplantation is considered the optimal treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) and who are receiving dialysis. The nurse plays a pivotal role in assisting the patient in facing the many challenges that are associated post-renal transplantation, including the complications and the long-term physical and psychosocial implications.

PMID:
17577186
DOI:
10.12968/bjon.2007.16.11.23689
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