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Written by experienced educators and renal nurses with extensive experience of clinical practice the Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing is a concise, current and evidence-based guide to the care of patients with renal disease. This practical and thorough resource ensures that expert and relevant information is always accessible, whatever the circumstances.
Assisting both practising and student nurses with decision-making skills from the patient assessment stage through to post procedure/operation nursing care, this handbook provides a wealth of useful information on the aetiology of kidney disease, assessment and diagnostic processes, and the available treatments.
An indispensable resource, it covers caring for patients with a wide range of conditions, including chronic kidney disease and established renal failure. Additional information on treating patients waiting for, or undergoing dialysis or transplant surgery, and those requiring end of life care is also included.
Taking a multi-professional approach to the care and management of renal patients, the Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing is an essential tool for all renal nurses, studying and practising, as well as dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, counsellors and researchers who specialise in renal care.
Althea Mahon, Nurse Manager, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, Australia,Karen Jenkins, Consultant Nurse, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, UK,Lisa Burnapp, Consultant Nurse Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London, UK
Althea Mahon has worked as a Renal Consultant Nurse in Barts and the London NHS Trust in the UK from 2001 to 2007 and as Nurse manager since 2008 at the Royal Perth Hospital, in Western Australia, after completing her Masters in Nursing at Edith Cowan University in Perth in 2006. She is curently on the editorial board for the Renal Society of Australasia Journal, and has been a longstanding member of the EDTNA/ERCA from 1999-2007, serving on the Executive Committee from 2002-2007, and as President for 2004/2006. She has served on many other planning groups and advisory boards, including the Renal Advisory Group for the Renal NSF (DOH), responsible for national implementation of the National Service Framework for Renal Services, during 2004-2007, and has been involved in many clinical research studies, and many published works as both a contributor and editor.
Karen Jenkins has worked in all aspects of renal nursing during her career. She has been a Consultant Nurse at the Kent Kidney Care Centre since October 2003. Her main interest is in the non dialysis population. Part of her role as a Consultant nurse is to lead on service development and she has been responsible for creating the anaemia, advanced kidney care, and conservative management services. She works closely with colleagues in other disease areas such as diabetes and heart failure, local hospice teams, community nurses and matrons. She is the education lead for the renal department and holds the position of honorary lecturer at University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University.
Lisa Burnapp has worked in nephrology and transplantation since she qualified in 1985 and was appointed as a Consultant Nurse in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK, following completion of her MA in Medical Law and Ethics in 2002. She has been involved with the living donor kidney programme at Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals since 1995 and retains a clinical attachment there, with a special interest in altruistic kidney donation. Since her appointment in August 2010 with NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) as Lead Nurse for Living Donation, she has led on the development of the NHSBT UK Strategy for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. She has Co-Chaired the British Transplantation Society (BTS) Living Donor Transplantation Forum since it was established in 2004 and served on the BTS Council from April 2004-2007; participating in the development of national guidelines for living donor kidney transplantation.