A research output from our collaborating colleagues in @DerbyUniPsych as part of the iTrend Intelligent Technologies for Renal Diagnostics project funded by MStart
TITLE:What is acceptance, and how could it affect health outcomes for people receiving renal dialysis?AUTHORS:Stalker, Carol ( 0000-0002-9734-9924 ) ; Elander, James ( 0000-0001-7665-5482 ) ; Mitchell, Kathryn; Taal, Maarten W.; Selby, Nicholas; Stewart, Paul ( 0000-0001-8902-1497 )
ABSTRACT:Renal dialysis is a life-saving treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) but is burdensome, invasive and expensive. Patients’ experiences of dialysis and the outcomes of their treatment could potentially be improved by focusing on ‘acceptance’. However, the concept of acceptance has been used in different ways. This article examines ways that acceptance has been conceptualised in research on chronic illness generally and ESRD specifically, and makes proposals for research to understand better what acceptance means for people with ESRD. The aim is to assist the development of acceptance-related measures and interventions to support people with ESRD.
CITATION:Stalker, C., Elander, J., Mitchell, K., Taal, M.W., Selby, N. & Stewart, P. (2018). What is acceptance, and how could it affect health outcomes for people receiving renal dialysis? Health Psychology Update, 27 (2), 17-23.
PUBLISHER:British Psychological Society
JOURNAL:Health Psychology Update