Withdrawal from dialysis: Why and when?

Mohan Bhojaraja, Pankaj Singhai, M. Sunil Kumar, M. Sreelatha

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Patients with end-stage kidney diseases may request for withdrawal of dialyses for many reasons. Healthcare practitioners frequently puzzled by ethical dilemma of respecting patient's wishes and beneficence of continuing dialysis. Shared decision-making and negotiating goal of care help in decision-making in patients' interests. Proactive identification guidelines that may be used for screening help in weighing options of dialysis and conservative care during progressive decline of clinical condition. Proactive identification guidelines may be used for screening. It helps in weighing options of dialysis versus conservative care during progressive decline of clinical condition. An individualized, patient-centred discussion, rather than disease-oriented, approach may be adapted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S30-S32
JournalIndian Journal of Palliative Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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