Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
Chang, Janet C.
This study discussed the differences in perceived quality of life issues between hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis patients. This study conducted open dialogue with the patients on various treatment modalities, to discover how the patients Q.O.L. (Quality of Life) concerns affected their treatment decisions and to further investigate what social workers can do to assist the patient in increasing their quality of life, and if necessary, advocate for the patient in their treatment choice.
Toms, Heather Noel, "Quality of life perceptions and treatment choices in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and the implications for social work practice" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3720.