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On 3 May 1972, at the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, a panel of psychiatrists, organized by Dr. Norman Levy, presented and discussed psychological problems of adaptation to long-term hemodialysis. The transcripts of this forum comprise Chapter 1 of the first complete book on the study of adjustment to chronic renal disease. The topics presented include the uniqueness of dialysis dependence within the current limits of medical advancement, the suggested high rate of suicide among those on dialysis, the question of the patient's right to die, and the physician's ability or inability to allow his patient this
Living or Dying. Adaptation to Hemodialysis.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:724. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-724_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):724.
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