oa South African Medical Journal - The impact of renal failure on the South African Black and his attitude towards haemodialysis
|Article Title||The impact of renal failure on the South African Black and his attitude towards haemodialysis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Renal Unit, Baragwanath Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||May 1978|
|Pages||755 - 758|
|Keyword(s)||Black population, Domestic factors, Haemodialysis, Medical education, Nephrology, Patient beliefs, Psychology, Renal failure and Sociology|
Four years' experience with haemodialysis in South African Blacks has afforded an insight into their beliefs and superstitions about kidney function and kidney disease, the role of the extended family and the influence of traditional healers on the pattern of management of patients with chronic renal failure.
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