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Clement Dequidt

University Hospital Ghent, Belgium

Clement Dequidt is a trained PD nurse who advocates a holistic approach of peritoneal dialysis patients. He is employed in the University Hospital of Ghent, where he is active in the department of nephrology since 1978. Till 1997 he developed experience in the care of nephrology patients in a mixed environment of CKD, dialysis and transplantpatients. From 1997 on he trained as a PD nurse in an outpatient clinic setting under the guidance of Prof N. Lameire and Prof W. Van Biesen, where he learned through teaching PD patients to address the patient not only as a medical problem but also as a person in a broad psychosocial environment.