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Comprehensive conservative care

Find out about comprehensive conservative care a form of treatment for patients with kidney failure.

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Comprehensive conservative care is one treatment option for kidney failure. It is an alternative to dialysis or kidney transplantation.

Comprehensive conservative care can be the preferred form of treatment for those who have kidney failure and:

  • find kidney dialysis a burden and choose to stop
  • may not be able to or choose not to have dialysis treatment
  • wish to let life progress naturally

Comprehensive conservative care aims to keep you comfortable and provide you with a reasonable quality of life, while not artificially extending your life. During comprehensive conservative care, you will be supported by a multidisciplinary team with medications, dietary advice and assistance to reduce the symptoms of your kidney disease. A palliative care team can also provide end-of-life support.

Kidney Health Australia resources

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