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Prioritizing the quality of life of older adults with kidney disease

Older adults receiving dialysis commonly experience poor quality of life. A cyclical process of quality of life assessment, needs assessment and individualized care plans should be implemented to integrate quality of life into care planning. Improvements in health-care delivery and interpersonal communication are needed to prioritize quality of life.

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Hall, R.K. Prioritizing the quality of life of older adults with kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol 17, 149–150 (2021).

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