International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 11, November 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Lived Experiences of Individuals with Chronic Renal Failure Undergoing Hemodialysis in Selected Hospitals
      Roderick C. Suminta, MAN, RN, PT , Maria Theresa G. Suminta, MAN, RN
Abstract: Different themes emerged from the lived experiences of the 36 co – researchers, here referred to individually with their fictitious names. The following are the themes and their respective meaning: A) Desensitizing information - Initial reactions of the condition: counting the days left, full of disbelief, unbearable, unacceptable, Why me!, What have I done?, and difficult to explain; (B) Holistic disease experience – individual symptomatic experience: Fluid restrictions, Easy fatigability, Vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, Edema /heaviness, Gasping for breath, Increased / decreased blood pressure, fragile, easily fatigued and weak, lost my appetite, think more often, afraid to die and difficulty urinating, weak and body pains; (C) racing against the waves - coping with the illness and support systems:

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Roderick C. Suminta, MAN, RN, PT , Maria Theresa G. Suminta, MAN, RN (2018); Lived Experiences of Individuals with Chronic Renal Failure Undergoing Hemodialysis in Selected Hospitals; Int J Sci Res Publ 4(11) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1114.php?rp=P353323
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