Experiences of Self-cannulation in Men

Self-cannulation can be a barrier to home HD, and a new qualitative study examined why that is and how patient attitudes toward it changed over time. Eight male patients were interviewed, and the course of becoming a self-cannulator was described as a “process” of gaining control, building confidence, and finding a new norm. The article suggests practical techniques that can be used by clinic staff. Read the abstract

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