Nursing and Renal Failure
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The writer discusses the coping abilities, beliefs and relationships of clients dealing with chronic renal disease as well as her personal beliefs about family, health and hope. The writer focuses on a case study of a client with renal disease undergoing hemodialysis and shows how patients face a lot of challenges in their lives, notwithstanding the physiological and psychological stress of this condition. The writer also offers several personal reflections regarding the experience.
From the Paper:"Currently, her problems during dialysis include leg cramping, for which hypertonic saline and locally applied pressure were given and done, respectively with relief of cramping. She also complained of easy fatigability of her left forearm and hand, especially when doing repetitive tasks, which was also the arm used for hemodialysis vascular access. This was also associated with blanching of her fingers. Other problems include being underweight, for which IDPN at each dialysis session was given. She was also advised by her physician of the need for a sufficient calorie reserve due to her increased risk for systemic infection and fractures, the former exemplified by a recent bout of pneumonia. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bach, M. and Rioux, M.H. (1996). Social well-being, a framework for quality of life research. In R. Renwick et al (Eds.). Quality of life in health promotion and rehabilitation: conceptual approaches, issues and applications. Sage Publications, pp. 63-74.
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