Recommendations of the ethics committee of the Chilean Society of Nephrology for the management of ethical problems in adult end stage renal disease patients

Antonio Vukusich, María Isabel Catoni, Sofía P. Salas, Andrés Valdivieso, Emilio Roessler

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Abstract

There are different approaches to treat patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation and conservative medical management. The choice of the best therapy for each patient, needs both clinical and ethical skills. The Ethics Committee of the Chilean Society of Nephrology has elaborated recommendations to help health workers to deal with the ethical and clinical problems related to patients suffering ESRD. Its goal is to guide, at a national level, the effective use of minimal standards in the treatment and care of patients with ESRD, including appropriate care and information for patients, therapy selection, management of difficult cases and potential conflicts.

Translated title of the contributionRecommendations of the ethics committee of the Chilean Society of Nephrology for the management of ethical problems in adult end stage renal disease patients
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)368-374
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume142
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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