A peer support group for adolescent dialysis patients

ANNA J. 1992 Jun;19(3):262-4.


Adolescents with chronic renal failure face unique problems often best understood by peers with the same condition. An adolescent peer support group can be a valuable tool to foster peer relationships and enhance self-esteem. Moreover, nurses can learn to be effective group leaders.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / psychology*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Peer Group*
  • Psychology, Adolescent*
  • Renal Dialysis / nursing
  • Renal Dialysis / psychology*
  • Self-Help Groups / organization & administration*