Perception of Caring Among Patients with End-Stage Renal Failure Disease Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

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Angkana Jongjarern


The purpose of this qualitative research was to explore the experience of perception of caring among patients with end-stage renal failure disease undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with 30 selected participants by the semi-structured interview guide. Data were collected and analyzed up to a certain time that researchers had sufficient information and saturation. The results of the study showed that 4 issues: (1) The meaning of caring (consisted of caring in period of treatment decision and help care/treatment following) (2) Nursing intervention which shown caring (consisted of having knowledge and be expertise, showing understand and compassionate, always have time) (3) Factors affected to caring (consisted of personal character of nurse and behavior of patients and family) (4) The expectation of being caring (consisted of providing knowledge/advise without asking and comfortable getting/continuous following). The result of the study can be used as the guidelines for caring to the needs of patients.


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Jongjarern A. Perception of Caring Among Patients with End-Stage Renal Failure Disease Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2020Sep.4 [cited 2020Oct.21];21(2):411-2. Available from:
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