Palliative Care for Older End-Stage Renal Disease Patients: A Challenging Role for Community Nurses in Aging Society


  • สาคร อินโท่โล่


palliative care, older end-stage renal disease patients, community nurses


Population ageing inevitably affects community nurses’ work, requiring them to adjust their healthcare service roles to be consistent with the changing social and cultural context. In particular, as the number of end-stage renal disease patients is likely to rise, community nurses’ role as palliative care providers is increasingly important. In this role, they are required to: 1) prepare family caregivers; 2) prepare relevant
personnel and sources of support; 3) manage the patients’ symptomatic pain; 4) provide spiritual care consistent with the social and cultural context; and 5) support the patients’ families to cope with grief and loss. By performing these role-required duties, community nurses are able to help end-stage renal disease patients improve their quality of life in a dignifed manner. It is, therefore, essential that community
nurses’ effciency in providing palliative care for end-stage renal disease patients be developed in preparation for the future demand for healthcare services in an ageing population.


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Khon Kaen University


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