Maintenance of employment on dialysis

Adv Ren Replace Ther. 1997 Apr;4(2):152-9. doi: 10.1016/s1073-4449(97)70042-6.


This article describes the components of a multidisciplinary effort focused on promoting, among other goals, continued employment during end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treatment. The education and guidance of the patient begin during the pre-ESRD period, intensify through dialysis treatment, and continue even through posttransplantation follow-up. Such focused programs support patients in retaining their usual lifestyle, staying in their current jobs where possible, and maximizing self-esteem and quality of life.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Employment*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / physiopathology*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / rehabilitation
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutritional Sciences / education
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Renal Replacement Therapy*