My friend, Dr Robert Bear, wrote a wonderful article based on his presentations about dialysis patients and “palliative care” (healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients). He courageously goes where few like to go… End of Life Issues for dialysis patients. CLICK HERE to read his article. To read my previous articles about Dialysis and Death see: Dialysis and Death about my friend John’s passing; Dialysis and Death (Part 2) about Death and how HIPAA creates problems informing other patients about the death of another.
Dr. Bear is an advocate of Patient-Centered Care. I wrote about our first “meeting” via a conference in June 2012 in “Dialysis and Patient-Centered Care“.
A comment below from a dialysis patient reminds me of another element of death that concerns us: The Process of Death. As I can, I will write about that but it will require some intensive research. I’ve had several experiences with friends and family members passing but I’m no expert.
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