Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

The biopsychosocial impact of end-stage renal disease: the experience of dialysis patients and their partners.
J Adv Nurs. 1999 Dec; 30(6):1312-20.JA

Abstract

This phenomenological study was conducted to investigate the biopsychosocial impact of end-stage renal disease on dialysis patients and their partners. Forty-four participants were interviewed separately (22 patients and their partners) by way of two open-ended questions, and multiple themes were identified from verbatim transcripts. Both the patients and partners viewed their relationship very positively, and both were overwhelmed by the impact of dialysis on their lives. Anger, depression and hopelessness were evident in the patients, whilst a pervasive sadness, resentment, guilt and loss were prevalent in the partners. This study gives a unique perspective on the negative impact which dialysis can have on couples, yet it also suggests that some are able to cope in a positive way despite the many life-style adjustments required by dialysis. The results of this study indicate that nurses need to recognize and respond to the tremendous emotional impact that chronic illness and its treatment can have on families in an era where it is possible to sustain life for years with the use of life support technology.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10583641

Citation

White, Y, and B F. Grenyer. "The Biopsychosocial Impact of End-stage Renal Disease: the Experience of Dialysis Patients and Their Partners." Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 30, no. 6, 1999, pp. 1312-20.
White Y, Grenyer BF. The biopsychosocial impact of end-stage renal disease: the experience of dialysis patients and their partners. J Adv Nurs. 1999;30(6):1312-20.
White, Y., & Grenyer, B. F. (1999). The biopsychosocial impact of end-stage renal disease: the experience of dialysis patients and their partners. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30(6), 1312-20.
White Y, Grenyer BF. The Biopsychosocial Impact of End-stage Renal Disease: the Experience of Dialysis Patients and Their Partners. J Adv Nurs. 1999;30(6):1312-20. PubMed PMID: 10583641.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - The biopsychosocial impact of end-stage renal disease: the experience of dialysis patients and their partners. AU - White,Y, AU - Grenyer,B F, PY - 1999/12/3/pubmed PY - 1999/12/3/medline PY - 1999/12/3/entrez SP - 1312 EP - 20 JF - Journal of advanced nursing JO - J Adv Nurs VL - 30 IS - 6 N2 - This phenomenological study was conducted to investigate the biopsychosocial impact of end-stage renal disease on dialysis patients and their partners. Forty-four participants were interviewed separately (22 patients and their partners) by way of two open-ended questions, and multiple themes were identified from verbatim transcripts. Both the patients and partners viewed their relationship very positively, and both were overwhelmed by the impact of dialysis on their lives. Anger, depression and hopelessness were evident in the patients, whilst a pervasive sadness, resentment, guilt and loss were prevalent in the partners. This study gives a unique perspective on the negative impact which dialysis can have on couples, yet it also suggests that some are able to cope in a positive way despite the many life-style adjustments required by dialysis. The results of this study indicate that nurses need to recognize and respond to the tremendous emotional impact that chronic illness and its treatment can have on families in an era where it is possible to sustain life for years with the use of life support technology. SN - 0309-2402 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10583641/The_biopsychosocial_impact_of_end_stage_renal_disease:_the_experience_of_dialysis_patients_and_their_partners_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0309-2402&date=1999&volume=30&issue=6&spage=1312 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -