Ethical issues in treatment of patients with end-stage renal disease

Ruth Macklin

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Ethical issues in the care and treatment of patients with end-stage renal disease are illustrative of problems that confront social workers who practice in a medical setting. Chief among these are dilemmas of informed consent and dealing with the problem patient. Patient advocacy may pose a conflict between respect for a patient’s autonomy and acting in the patient’s best medical interest. Pressures of resource allocation on a dialysis unit also require a just resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 6 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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