Chapter 1. Current Trends in Renal Care

  1. Nicola Thomas RN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Education), MA1,2
  1. Nicola Thomas

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch1

Advanced Renal Care

Advanced Renal Care

How to Cite

Thomas, N. (2004) Current Trends in Renal Care, in Advanced Renal Care (ed N. Thomas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Research Lead Nurse, SW Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey

  2. 2

    Senior Lecturer, City University, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405109338

Online ISBN: 9780470693995



  • renal care;
  • renal failure;
  • renal replacement therapy;
  • clinical governance;
  • renal registry


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Perspective to Renal Replacement Therapies

  • Acceptance Rates on Renal Replacement Therapy

  • UK Renal Registry

  • Rationing of Renal Replacement Therapy

  • Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)

  • Prediction and Prevention

  • Challenges for the Renal Team

  • Multi-professional working

  • National Service Framework (NSF)

  • Renal Care Associations

  • Summary

  • Useful Renal Websites