Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious health problem and, in its later stages, requires people to invest considerable time to manage their health, including modifying their diet, managing numerous medications, undergoing kidney replacement therapy (KRT) (if required) and attending medical and hospital appointments. CKD, its treatment and concomitant complications have a significant impact on a person's lifestyle, family responsibilities, ability to work and financial status (Tallis, 2005).
|Title of host publication||Chronic illness and disability principles for nursing practice|
|Editors||Esther Chang, Amanda Johnson|
|Place of Publication||Chatswood, N.S.W|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|