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Revista médica de Chile

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VUKUSICH, Antonio et al. Recommendations of the Ethics Committee of the Chilean Society of Nephrology for the management of ethical problems in adult end stage renal disease patients. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2014, vol.142, n.3, pp.368-374. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872014000300012.

There are different approaches to treat patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation and conservative medical management. The choice of the best therapy for each patient, needs both clinical and ethical skills. The Ethics Committee of the Chilean Society of Nephrology has elaborated recommendations to help health workers to deal with the ethical and clinical problems related to patients suffering ESRD. Its goal is to guide, at a national level, the effective use of minimal standards in the treatment and care of patients with ESRD, including appropriate care and information for patients, therapy selection, management of difficult cases and potential conflicts.

Keywords : Kidney failure; chronic; Medical ethics; Renal dialysis.

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