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2005

Medicine and Health Sciences

California State University, San Bernardino

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Spirituality And Compliance Correlates Of Hemodialysis Patients, Paula Luz Ferro, Gloria Del Fernandez Jan 2005

Spirituality And Compliance Correlates Of Hemodialysis Patients, Paula Luz Ferro, Gloria Del Fernandez

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The purpose of a study of spirituality and its relationship to the compliance of hemodialysis patients is to consider changing the approach of the treatment team in the dialysis setting. The interdisciplinary treatment team at the dialysis center consists of physicians, nurses, dietitians, and social workers. One of the many roles of the dialysis social worker is to facilitate the adjustment to and acceptance of the patient's need for dialysis.