What is the Lived Experience of the Client with End Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis

by Diane, Scaife T.

Abstract (Summary)
This study describes the lived experiences of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis treatments. A qualitative, phenomenological design was used. Data collection was performed using unstructured interviews in the dialysis center or in patient’s homes. Single interviews with 5 patients receiving hemodialysis treatments in a free standing dialysis center were tape recorded with permission from the informants, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed with the assistance of Van Manen’s phenomenological methods. The overall theme of “acceptance” and three subthemes “positive outlook,” “family life,” and “involvement in care.” found this study support Roy’s Adaptation Model. All participants had learned to cope, and incorporate strategies to control complications associated with ESRD and manage productive lives. Early identification of the individual needs and effective coping skills and strategies should be included in the care plan of all hemodialysis patients on a regular schedule.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Toledo Health Science Campus

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:lived experience end stage renal disease hemodialysis


Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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