Dialysis Without Fear : A Guide to Living Well on Dialysis for Patients and Their Families (Hardcover)

Author: Offer, Daniel

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More than 400,000 people in the United States undergo kidney dialysis. For many, the prospect of a regular appointment with a dialysis machine seems 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 career as a medical expert and more than seven years of
experience as a patient, Dr. Offer convincingly dispels the misconceptions surrounding this treatment, revealing how most dialysis patients can travel, work, and continue to partake in life's joys and celebrations. But the fears and hardships can be quite real, and Dr. Offer brings his years as a
psychiatrist to bear as he provides practical advice on how patients can overcome them. He walks the reader through each step of dialysis, explains different types of treatment, examines the pros and cons of a transplant, and discusses side effects. Dialysis, he notes, affects the entire family; his
own wife and daughter provide realistic insights into how relatives can cope and thrive together. Along the way, they provide a treasure trove of tips on adapting to the new diet, traveling overseas, and adjusting working hours. The Offers also relate inspiring success stories, sharing the humor,
courage, and triumphs of real families.
Life on dialysis is unquestionably difficult--but the difficulties can be overcome. With this inspiring, practical guide, patients can learn to live without fear, fulfill their hopes, and enjoy every day.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195309942
SKU 204174353
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195309944
Release Date 6/27/2011
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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