Hemodialysis Patient Care in Renal Dialysis Unit among Selected Hospitals in the Sultanate of Oman

Jeffrey Navarro Rojas
2017 IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science  
Chronic kidney disease is a major health problem due to the significant financial burden for the healthcare system and likewise for the patient who needs the treatment. The patient's whole life situation is turned upside down with chronic kidney disease when they are confronted with the forced change to start treatment with hemodialysis. Patients undergoing hemodialysis require direct and continuous care. Identifying the barriers to and factors facilitating hemodialysis care can improve care
more » ... can improve care quality. The increasing number of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) has caused a substantial rise in the number of individuals receiving hemodialysis. A literature review was conducted through sources of data base available in the Medline/Pub Med, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and EBSCO Academic Search Complete for studies published in Gulf countries. Fourteen studies were found to be related to the domains of hemodialysis patient care in the Sultanate of Oman. Almost 34 percent of the published studies (four studies) were from Saudi Arabia, another four each from Iran, two each form Iraq and Oman respectively, one each from Qatar and the entire GCC. Although the current status of the hemodialysis patient care in the Sultanate of Oman is affected by several factors and necessitates the need for identifying the satisfaction on patient care in renal dialysis unit, concerns of patient undergoing hemodialysis, and health care providers' experiences on patient care in renal dialysis unit, and the barriers and facilitators on patient care in renal dialysis unit. Future studies should be conducted to identify other factors that could influence the hemodialysis patient care in the Sultanate of Oman and the development of interventions to help both the HD patients and the health providers.
doi:10.9790/1959-0602080108 fatcat:ygdwg6w6vrgtxawbg24t4evore