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Palliative care in pediatric nephrology

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PD Dr. Julia Thumfart and Dr. Nina Kubiak are the leaders of this research group. They evaluate structures of palliative care in the perspective of the professional team and in the view of patients and their caregivers. For those, they use quantitative as well as qualitative methods. The aim of the project is to establish structures of palliative care in the clinical care system to enhance health related quality of life of the patients and their families.


Pommer W, Wagner S, Thumfart J: Conservative care, dialysis withdrawal and palliative care – Results from a survey of a non-profit dialysis provider in Germany; Kidney Blood Press Res. 2019;44(2):158-169. doi: 10.1159/000498994

Thumfart J, Bethe D, Wagner S, Pommer W, Rheinländer C, Müller D: A survey demonstrates limited palliative care structures in paediatric nephrology from the perspective of a multidisciplinary healthcare team; Acta Paediatr. 2018 Dec 11; doi: 10.1111/apa.14688

Thumfart J: Palliative Care Aspects in Pediatric Nephrology; Nieren- und Hochdruckarbeiten 2020 Jahrgang 49, 11/2020:477-482

Thumfart J, Reindl T, Rheinlaender C, Müller D: Supportive palliative care should be integrated into routine care for paediatric patients with life-limiting kidney disease; Acta Paediatr. 2018 Mar;107(3):403-407. doi: 10.1111/apa.14182

Pommer W und Thumfart J (Editors): Palliative Nephrology, Dustri Verlag 2021

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