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Our health education publications cover a range of kidney related conditions and treatment - reviewed and judged to be high quality. Download many free, via links below - other books priced to cover costs. To order resources not published by Kidney Health Australia - contact publisher via contact information provided.

For people with, or affected by, kidney or urinary disease
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LIVING WITH KIDNEY FAILURE - Your extensive guide

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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>
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 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 writable pages, with an enhanced focus on self-management strategies.

Cost $15 each * Bulk orders (over 10) are $12 each (request 8th edition)
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Cost - $10 each (inc GST and postage)

Informative illustrated book for kids 4-8 years old, especially Kidney Kids

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.

Collaboration - Kidney Health Australia & University of SA occupational therapy students, Veronica Edwards & Catherine Tonks - final year

BACK ON THE MENU  - A low potassium recipe book

Cost - $15 each 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


Cost - $12 each and bulk orders (over 10) $10 each
Personal stories 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.


Not intended to replace advice of an Accredited Practicing Dietitian or Renal Physician.
See Dietitians Association of Australia or call 1800 812 942 to locate a renal dietitian.

When your kidneys fail to work, phosphate can build up in the blood and 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.
Hyperphosphataemia patient booklet - English version> or in these languages *Arabic *Chinese *Italian *Greek *Hindi *Urdu *Vietnamese (large files)

Published by Amgen in collaboration with Kidney Health Australia - this handy visual guide sets out foods high and low in phosphate - download phosphate charts & guide here>

Renal services noted in this booklet are from 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. Download here>

Initiative of Southern Queensland Renal Clinical Network and Kidney Health Australia. Supported by our Queensland Consumer Committee.


Book enables you to make informed decisions on treatment and future plans. Topics cover: Supportive Care of End Stage Kidney Disease, Kidney Disease Symptom Management & Palliative Care, Planning for your Future, Community Services.
Published by Sydney South West Area Health Service - Eastern Zone Renal Unit


Cost $10 each, plus postage & handling - order using our Resource Order Form

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.

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.


Live kidney donors' journey, written by Patti Bartlett
Order from www.sixoutofsix.com.au

For 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.

Updated 27 May 2015 - Disclaimer: Information provided is an introduction to a 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 occur in treatment and management due to personal circumstances. Consult a healthcare professional for specific treatment recommendations.
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Kidney Health Australia Publications
Patient Perspectives on Dialysis 2011Full report with all statistics - large document
Patient Perspectives on Dialysis 2011 Consumer Summary 
Yesterday, Today and TomorrowPersonal stories from Aussies with kidney failure
Consumer Guide to Clinical TrialsA Consumers Health Forum resource reproduced by Kidney Health Australia with permission
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Published with support from medical team of Kidney Health Australia
Kidney Disease Resource BookletWritten for southern Qld but info relevant to all states
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Last updated: May 2015.