Case Reports in Nephrology / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Case Report

Withdrawal from Dialysis and Palliative Care for Severely Ill Dialysis Patients in terms of Patient-Centered Medicine

Figure 1

Concept of seriously ill dialysis patients showing a comparison between disease-based and patient-centered medicine. To ensure a peaceful death for these patients it is necessary to have cooperation between medical staff members such as dialysis nurses, social workers, and home doctors and nurses. Sufficient time is required to arrange the care for each patient. We consider that these clinical practices are consistent with patient-centered medicine.

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