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KIDNEY HEALTH PUBLICATIONS
Our health education publications cover a range of kidney related conditions and treatment - all are reviewed and judged to be high quality. Download many of these books for free, via links below - other books are priced to cover publication costs and postage and handling. To order resources not published by Kidney Health Australia - note contact details of the publisher and use the contact information provided.
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NEW 8TH EDITION - LIVING WITH KIDNEY FAILURE
©2013 Kidney Health Australia - All rights reserved
It can be a life-changing experience to be told by your doctor that your kidneys are not working properly, and in the future you may need dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.
“Living with Kidney Failure: Your Extensive Guide” is designed to be a practical resource for people diagnosed with kidney disease, and is regarded as the basic bible of kidney information written in Australia for Australians.
This newly revised 8th edition of “Living with Kidney Failure” is pitched at people needing to decide about the treatment options for kidney disease, and presents a carefully balanced view of the choices in type of dialysis and location.
The new edition has adopted user-friendly spiral binding and writeable pages, and has an enhanced focus on self-management strategies.
Cost $15 each * Bulk orders (over 10) are $12 each (request the 8th edition)
Our Resource Order Form should be used to order this new edition and any other kidney health resources (fill out the form online, then save completed Order Form, to print and fax to 08 8334 7540).
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MOE'S SICK KIDNEYS Cost - $10 each (inc GST and postage)
Informative illustrated book for kids 4-8 years old
A collaborative project - Kidney Health Australia & University of South Australia, occupational therapy students, Veronica Edwards & Catherine Tonks - final year studies
Moe has sick kidneys and takes his friend Milko on an adventure to tell him what it’s like. Milko thinks Moe is very brave having sick kidneys, having his blood cleaned and taking care of himself. Great book for Kidney Kids.
BACK ON THE MENU - Low potassium recipe book
Cost - $15 each and bulk orders (over 10 copies) $12 each
Easy to follow recipes developed for people who need to control the amount of potassium in their diet, particularly those with kidney disease or those requiring haemodialysis, who have been advised by their doctor to follow a low potassium diet. The authors stress that recommendations for renal diets vary widely between individuals - this recipe book is best used in conjunction with dietary advice from a dietitian experienced in renal nutrition.
Developed with support of an unrestricted education grant from Baxter
YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW
Cost - $12 each and bulk orders (over 10) $10 each
Personal accounts of people living with kidney failure
This book presents is a wonderful collection of stories from people with kidney problems and their families.
Messages of great courage, strength and resilience are outlined in these stories, which are timeless and inspirational.
HYPERHOSPHATAEMIA EDUCATION RESOURCES
Not intended to replace advice of an Accredited Practicing Dietitian or Renal Physician.
See Dietitians Association of Australia or call 1800 812942 to locate a renal dietitian.
Patient booklets - Call our KHIS line 1800 4543 63 for hard copies
Download in *Arabic *Chinese *Italian *Greek *Hindi *Urdu *Vietnamese (large files)
When your kidneys fail to work, phosphate can build up in the blood, which is known as hyperphosphataemia.
Phosphorus is a naturally occurring mineral which we get from food we eat. Foods very high in phosphorus are - nuts, legumes (e.g. beans, chickpeas etc, cereals), grain and dairy produce. Phosphorus is found in your body as ‘phosphate’ and is needed for building strong teeth and bones as well as keeping other parts of your body healthy. It is found in every cell in your body
PHOSPHATE FOOD INTAKE CHARTS & GUIDE
Published by Amgen in collaboration with Kidney Health Australia - free to order.
Handy visual guide to clearly set out foods high and low in phosphate - download Phosphate Charts and Guide>
KIDNEY DISEASE RESOURCE BOOKLET Click link
Services outlined mainly relate to renal services in Southern Queensland Health Service Districts, however a range of other information is provided.
This booklet enables members of our kidney community to better access services and assists health care professionals to make appropriate referrals to these services.
Initiative of Southern Queensland Renal Clinical Network and Kidney Health Australia. Supported by our Queensland Consumer Committee
SUPPORTIVE CARE FOR KIDNEY DISEASE Click link
Published by Sydney South West Area Health Service - Eastern Zone Renal Unit
Information enables you to make informed decisions on treatment and plan for the future. Topics: Supportive Care of End Stage Kidney Disease, Kidney Disease Symptom Management and Palliative Care, Planning for your Future, Community Services.
SANE 'GUIDE TO GOOD MENTAL HEALTH'
For people affected by kidney disease
Initiative of Kidney Health Australia and SANE Australia who joined together to address the issue of mental health and kidney disease - 50% of Australians with CKD are affected by depression.
For people affected by kidney disease - this booklet looks at associated mental health problems, treatment options and includes case studies of people who have experienced CKD first hand and how it impacted on their lives. CKD can affect every area of life - relationships, work, spiritual beliefs and how we socialise with other people may all be affected.
SANE Mind and Body Initiative aims to draw attention to the physical health needs of people with a mental illness and the mental health needs of people with chronic physical health problems, encouraging treatment of the whole person.
Live kidney donors' journey, written by Patti Bartlett
Order from www.sixoutofsix.com.au
Six out of Six presents information to potential live organ donors, to give hope to those on dialysis and to raise awareness of organ donation in general. Author Patti Bartlett and her family share a passion for health and fitness and this allowed her to help her brother Mark, to remarkably improve his lifestyle by donating her kidney to him.
While undergoing a baggage of medical tests for live organ donation, Patti kept a journal to inform future potential donors about becoming a live donor. Her brother also had his health ups and downs, after his kidney transplant surgery and successful transplant.
Book available from Kidney Health Australia: $15 each (inc postage & handling)
Book review: Melissa Darnley BA Dip Ed (Teach/Lib) Australian Yahoo Dialysis Buddies
Author: Suzanne Whicker Ferschl (RIP 9 Nov 2010)
Suzanne faced many challenges in her lifetime. You are left speechless at the inner strength and indomitable spirit of this woman. You feel strangely uplifted and question your own courage and determination which leads you to reassess if you are living your own life well, regardless of the state of your health.
Terms such as 'survivor 'and 'sufferer' are often applied to people who have incredibly full lives whilst managing a challenging chronic disease, but these are not enough to describe Suzie's spirited life journey documented honestly in her autobiography of living with the inflammatory autoimmune disease - Lupus. My first impression was of empathy and sadness.
As you read the pages you feel thankful Suzie equipped herself so courageously to live every minute of every day with such a strong spirit. Refer our fact sheet on Lupus Nephritis and how it can affect your kidneys.
KIDNEY HEALTH AUSTRALIA ADVERTORIALS (free to download)
Kidney Health - What you should know.... (booklet) e-copy only
Kidney Disease: Are you one in three? (booklet) e-copy only
You're in Charge - self-management health book e-copy only
Page updated 25 February 2014
Disclaimer: Information provided is intended as an introduction to this topic and not meant to substitute for your doctor's or health professional's advice. All care is taken to ensure this information is relevant and applicable to each Australian state. Kidney Health Australia recognises each person's experience is individual and variations do occur in treatment and management due to personal circumstances. Consult a healthcare professional for specific treatment recommendations.