Haemodialysis (HD) is a treatment in which blood from the patient is lead through a tubing system into a dialysis device in a extracorporeal circuit. This circuit contains semipermeable membranes (dialyzer). Blood with uraemic toxins flows on one side, and a salt solution flows on the other side. The salt solution flushes away waste products that have passed the membrane by diffusion or convection through small pores.
Living with dialysis treatment means disturbance and adjustment in one’s life and it is important for health care professionals to share persons’ personal understanding and experiences in order to provide good nephrology nursing care. A comprehensive understanding is lacking of the experiences