Caring for patients after kidney transplantation
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Caring for patients after kidney transplantation

Dawn McPake Clinical nurse specialist, Renal transplantation, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Lisa Burnapp Consultant nurse, Living donor renal transplantation, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

This article examines the care and management of patients following solid organ transplantation. It focuses on kidney transplantation and the nursing role in optimising long-term patient outcomes and quality of life.

Correspondence dawn.mcpake@uhb.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 23, 19,49-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.01.23.19.49.c6744

Published in print: 14 January 2009

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review