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To Dialyse or not to Dialyse – Is that the Question? A Psychosocial Perspective on Dilemmas Concerning Dialysis for People with Dementia

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To Dialyse or not to Dialyse – Is that the Question? A Psychosocial Perspective on Dilemmas Concerning Dialysis for People with Dementia. / O'Rourke, Gareth; Methven, Shona; Lloyd, Liz.

In: Dementia, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.05.2019, p. 1341-1353.

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