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Guides for Patients and Videos

Please use the following books as a guide and reference tool but, any worries or issues you have should be discussed with your medical team. The text includes contributions from many members of the Beaumont Hospital Renal Unit team and has been supported by the Beaumont Transplant Foundation together with the Irish Kidney Association.

 

Kidney Disease – A Guide for Patients 3rd edition

This edition, deals with the functions of the kidney, types of kidney diseases, diagnostic tests and medicines used to treat kidney conditions.

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Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis – A Guide for Patients  4th edition

This book is aimed at helping patients with kidney disease learn more about their illness. This edition, deals with the functions of the kidney, types of kidney diseases,
diagnostic tests and medicines used to treat kidney conditions.

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Kidney Transplantation – A Guide for Patients 2nd edition

This edition outlines the different forms of kidney replacement therapies, including Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation.

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Thinking About Donating a Kidney?.2nd edition

This book has been written so that people who are considering living donation can have the opportunity to read about the risks, benefits, investigations, procedures and follow-up associated with donating a kidney. Everything covered in the book will be discussed with you, in person, with the medical staff. The book is in no way a replacement for face-to-face communications between the transplant team, the potential donor, the recipient and their families

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Living with Chronic Kidney Disease – A Guide for Patients

This is the fifth book in a series of five, aimed at helping patients with kidney disease learn more about their illness. This book is specifically written for people who have been informed that they have impaired (or reduced) kidney function and are classified as having Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD is a term that is used by doctors to describe a reduction in kidney function from diseases such as hypertension and diabetes which can affect a person’s health.

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Emotional Wellbeing – A guide for kidney patients and their families

This is the sixth book in a series of six, the previous books having focused on
helping patients deal with the physical aspects of chronic kidney disease,
and how kidney disease is managed medically.
The aim of this book is to help patients and families maintain their emotional
health in the face of what can be a serious illness.
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Emotional Wellbeing – A guide for kidney patients and their families

This book is a support for anyone who faces the serious
health problem of kidney failure. It is aimed at those
having to make treatment choices around whether or not
to start dialysis. It is also appropriate for those on long-term
dialysis who are considering stopping their dialysis treatment.Click here to view…

 

Truly Tasty
Truly Tasty is perfect for entertaining or for planning that special family meal for adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis, who can now sit down with their family and friends and savour a Truly Tasty meal that is suitable for all to enjoy!

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VIDEO

The national renal transplantation program based in Beaumont hospital has produced two video’s to explain to possible donors  what a live kidney transplant and how it affects the donor and Kidney Transplantation – A Guide for Patients.

Organ Donor Card promotional Video

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