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August 21, 1972

Group Therapy in a Community Hospital Dialysis Unit

Author Affiliations

From the Rockford Memorial Hospital Hemodialysis Center, Rockford, Ill.

JAMA. 1972;221(8):899-901. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200210043010

Group meetings were established for home dialysis and in-center dialysis patients with their spouses. This has served as an effective vehicle to combat the usual social isolation and psychological denial which these patients experience. In addition, it has proven to be an effective tool for ongoing teaching of home-dialysis patients.