Chapter 13. Psychological Care

  1. Nicola Thomas RN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Education), MA1,2
  1. Mike Kelly,
  2. Cathal Gallagher and
  3. Celia Eggeling

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch13

Advanced Renal Care

Advanced Renal Care

How to Cite

Kelly, M., Gallagher, C. and Eggeling, C. (2004) Psychological Care, in Advanced Renal Care (ed N. Thomas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch13

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



  • psychological care;
  • adulthood;
  • renal disease;
  • haemodialysis;
  • emotional responses


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Brief History of Psychological Care

  • Through Loss, Shock, Denial and Dependency Towards Hope

  • Children

  • Psychological Support Services

  • Review of Key Issues in Psychological Care

  • Best-practice Guidelines for Psychological Care of Living Donors

  • Summary

  • Appendix One: Best Practice Guidelines for the Emotional Care of the Living Donor