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Preparing patients for dialysis

For any patient with chronic renal failure, deciding whether or not to undergo dialysis is a daunting and life-changing decision - and as far as pre-dialysis nurse specialist Nerys Brick is concerned, pretending otherwise to prospective patients is not an option. ‘It is important that patients are aware of all the options and what their choices are. I don’t wrap it up in a nice package, I tell it to them straight. Patients appreciate it when you are open and honest.’

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