oa South African Medical Journal - The impact of renal failure on the South African Black and his attitude towards haemodialysis

Volume 53, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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