The views of patients and carers in treatment decision making for chronic kidney disease: systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies

Morton, R. L.; Tong, A.; Howard, K.; Snelling, P.; Webster, A. C.
February 2010
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;2/13/2010, Vol. 340 Issue 7742, p350
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which examined the factors that influence the decision making process for chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment. Study authors conducted a review of 18 studies about the treatment of CKD, including dialysis, transplantation and palliative management. Such studies described the views of patients and carers in treatment decision making for CKD. Study authors found that confronting mortality, lack of choice and gaining knowledge options are some of the factors that affect treatment decision making for CKD.


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