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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2015, Article ID 478783, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/478783
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Palliative Care for a Mentally Incompetent End Stage Renal Failure Patient: Why Is It Important?

1Palliative Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
2Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Hospital, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Received 6 October 2014; Revised 23 February 2015; Accepted 24 February 2015

Academic Editor: Władysław Sułowicz

Copyright © 2015 Kwok-Ying Chan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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