Maximum conservative management: a worthwhile treatment for elderly patients with renal failure who choose not to undergo dialysis

J Palliat Med. 2007 Dec;10(6):1245-7. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2007.0009.


This paper has been compiled from a presentation given by the first author to the "Palliative and End of Life Care in Chronic Kidney Disease: The Evidence" meeting held in London in October 2006. It summarizes some of what is known about the topic as well as the authors' research and experience in the field.

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Humans
  • London
  • Palliative Care / organization & administration*
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Renal Insufficiency / therapy*
  • State Medicine
  • Treatment Refusal*