hospice - page 2

I am wondering what other units do when a patient is placed on Hospice but wishes to continue dialysis, esp for those patients who are not at bedridden stage and are still up and about but need... Read More

  1. by   Valerie Salva
    Quote from anurseadvocate
    Wouldn't dialysis keep someone alive until their heart gave out? What is the patient decides to stop dialysis? Has anyone had FIRST HAND OBSERvATION of a patient who has stopped dialysis. RenalRuth
    Yes- when I was a hospice nurse, we had several pts over the years who were in our unit because they had decided to stop dialysis. I was with a few of them at the moment of their deaths. All died after being in a nonresponsive state, and all the deaths were peaceful.