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Thinking About the Future, Symptom Control and Other Aspects of Palliative Care

Murtagh, Fliss; Wilson, Jo; Davison, Sara N.


Jo Wilson

Sara N. Davison


Mark Harber


Palliative and supportive care have always been important for those with advanced CKD, but – until recently – there has been little research or evidence to inform best care. This is changing rapidly. This chapter draws on recent evidence to provide an overview of best practice in assessing and identifying supportive care needs and in planning ahead to ensure optimal care for the future (advance care planning). Without advance care planning, deteriorating health is often poorly managed for those with advanced CKD, and care is not in accordance with the preferences of the individual person affected. The best evidence is also provided on how to manage common symptoms which frequently occur as the disease progresses.


Murtagh, F., Wilson, J., & Davison, S. N. (2022). Thinking About the Future, Symptom Control and Other Aspects of Palliative Care. In M. Harber (Ed.), Primer on Nephrology (1163–1173). Cham: Springer.

Online Publication Date May 28, 2022
Publication Date Jul 15, 2022
Deposit Date Jul 15, 2022
Publicly Available Date May 29, 2024
Publisher Springer
Pages 1163–1173
Book Title Primer on Nephrology
ISBN 9783030764180
Keywords End of life care; Palliative treatment; Palliative care; Supportive care; Bereavement; Advance care planning; Symptom mangement
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