Philosophical state in a dialysis treatment patient


  • Sandro Scipioni Dipartimento di Nefrologia e Dialisi, Asur Marche Area Vasta 3, Macerata - Italia
  • Lucia Giuliani Dipartimento Asur Marche Area Vasta 3, Macerata - Italia
  • Valentina Micheluzzi UC Cardiologia e UTIC, ASSL Sassari, Sassari - Italia
  • Francesco Burrai Formazione e Ricerca, ATS Sardegna, Sassari - Italia



Existentialism, Narrative, Philosophy, Psychology


The following study is original respect to the scientific panorama in fact, through a literature review that uses a qualitative metasynthesis method and follows the aggregative or meta-aggregative approach of the Joanna Briggs Institute, it returns to the reader 3 main results: the Anguish for an imminent death, the relationship with the body, sexuality, pain and dimension of the person, and the Perception of time and existentialism. Reflecting on the “philosophical state or philosophy of the patient in dialysis treatment” through these 3 macro-themes means investigating in depth the words of the patients, extrapolating their feelings, fears and worries, so as to understand their overall view of life and illness even in the most veiled aspects. Finally, the reflection will be used to direct the care of professionals towards a real and meaningful appointment of the dialysis patient. All thanks to the philosophy that goes beyond the methodology of research and evaluation of data, through the interpretation, direction and demonstration of the concept of limit, as an intrinsic part of man, disease and science. (Humanization)


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Author Biographies

Sandro Scipioni, Dipartimento di Nefrologia e Dialisi, Asur Marche Area Vasta 3, Macerata - Italia

Centro di Ricerca SIAN

Francesco Burrai, Formazione e Ricerca, ATS Sardegna, Sassari - Italia

Centro di Ricerca SIAN


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How to Cite

Scipioni, S., Giuliani, L., Micheluzzi, V., & Burrai, F. (2020). Philosophical state in a dialysis treatment patient. Giornale Di Clinica Nefrologica E Dialisi, 32(1), 7–10.
Received 2019-12-21
Accepted 2019-12-31
Published 2020-02-20


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