Chronic kidney disease

Ann Bonner, Bettina Douglas

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter


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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChronic illness and disability principles for nursing practice
EditorsEsther Chang, Amanda Johnson
Place of PublicationChatswood, N.S.W
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780729538688
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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