Year: 1977 Source: Health and Social Worker, v.2, no.2, (May 1977), p.123-157 SIEC No: 19850489

This paper reviews the literature related to social work with patients suffering from end-stage renal disease. It discusses the history of kidney dialysis and transplantation, the stages of adaptation to treatment, & suggested social work approaches. Special attention is given to children & families, home dialysis, & staff problems.