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Author Offer, Daniel.

Title Dialysis without fear : a guide to living well on dialysis for patients and their families / Daniel Offer, Marjorie Kaiz Offer, Susan Offer Szafir
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages)
Contents Dialysis misperceptions versus realities -- A visit to the suds factory : demystifying the machines and tubes -- Dialysis options : choosing what works best for you -- The decision to pursue a transplant -- The "K-Team" : working with dialysis professionals -- Dealing with emotions: the psychological impact of dialysis -- The impact of dialysis on interpersonal relationships : love, sex, family, and friendship -- Work and financial implications of being on dialysis -- Adapting to the dialysis diet, curbing liquids, and embracing exercise -- Traveling and planning for emergencies while on dialysis : taking a leap of faith
Summary More than 400,000 people in the United States undergo kidney dialysis. If you or a member of your family are one of them, then the prospect of a regular appointment with a dialysis machine may seem like the end of life itself. But that reaction couldn't be more wrong. In Dialysis Without Fear, psychiatrist and dialysis patient Dr. Daniel Offer joins with his wife, Marjorie Kaiz Offer, and daughter, Susan Offer Szafir, to reveal how life can be lived--and lived well--on dialysis. Drawing on his long medical career and more than seven years of personal experience with dialysis, Dr. Offer dispels
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-250) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chronic renal failure -- Popular works.
Hemodialysis -- Popular works.
Kidney Failure, Chronic.
Renal Dialysis.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Popular works.
Form Electronic book
Author Offer, Marjorie Kaiz.
Szafir, Susan Offer, 1971-
LC no. 2006102678
ISBN 0198042337 (electronic bk.)
0199724458 (electronic bk.)
9780198042334 (electronic bk.)
9780199724451 (electronic bk.)