Nurses’ Role in Promoting Quality of Life Living Kidney Donors

  • ขนิษฐา รัตนกัลยา Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
Keywords: Kidney Transplantation, Living kidney donors, Nurses role, Quality of life


Nowadays, kidney transplantation is the best treatment option for end stage renal disease. If a new kidney works properly, could replace old one completely so patient could have more long life than other kidney replacement therapies. The number of living donor for kidney transplantation is increasing because the supply of deceased donor kidneys available for transplantation is not enough, living kidney donation provides an involved alternative source of kidney transplantation. However, after donated kidney, living kidney donors still risk to get health impact and mental health impact related to decrease quality of life.Nurses had a crucial role for promoting living donor kidney to improve their quality of life, include 4 dimension such as health and functioning, socioeconomic, psychological/spiritual and family for the purpose that living kidney donors able to continuous living to fullest potential.


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