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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 755-765
A nursing perspective of caring for patients with end-stage renal disease in hospitals

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Theresa M Garvey
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, P. O. Box 3, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.239644

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There has been a rapid increase in the incidence of chronic kidney disease and those requiring renal replacement therapy. Managing these patients requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Clinical nurse specialists (CNS's) play a vital role in ensuring the highest quality care is delivered in a cost-effective manner. There is an acute shortage of CNS' in the Middle East and other developing countries. Development of the CNS's role necessitates comprehensive training programs in conjunction with multi-stakeholder acceptance. This article hereby addresses the various steps in developing such a role as facilitating nurses to work to their full professional and academic potential ensures best practice.

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