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Providing Hope and Support to Dialysis Patients

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Helpful Information and Resources

In this section we want to provide information that is useful to the dialysis patient - whether hemodialysis, peritoneal, in-center or at home. We will regularly include and update information on diet, transplant statistics and information, wellness, and living better to name a few.

COOKBOOKS

Are you interested in learning some new recipes or trying out your hand in cooking more renal-friendly meals? Check out these resources.

Let's Eat - Kidney Friendly Recipes Volume 1, 2nd Edition

Kidney Cooking - A Family Recipe Book for Kidney Patients, Third Edition

EMOTIONS and FEELINGS

Here is a good acronym to use when you find yourself at difference with friends, co-workers, family or even healthcare providers.

Create a calm environment
Open yourself to understanding others
Nonjudgmental approach
Focus on the issue
Look for solutions
Implement agreement
Continue to communicate
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Deprression Toolkit published by the ESRD Networks

Downloadable for printing

CONSIDERING A TRANSPLANT

If you are thinking about a transplant and need more information on how to go about making that decision, there is a video recently published to help you in that process. You can view the video by clicking the link below.

Is A Kidney Transplant Right for Me