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A Parent’s Guide to Kidney Disorders

1993
Authors:

Glenn H. Bock M.D., Edward J. Ruley M.D., and Michael P. Moore

A Parent’s Guide to Kidney Disorders

The definitive resource guide for families coping with childhood kidney disease.

The definitive resource guide for families coping with childhood kidney disease.

A valuable new tool for doctors and parents dealing with issues in pediatric nephrology, this book is an invaluable resource for parents of children with kidney disorders, providing answers to the practical and philosophical questions parents face. The authors offer concrete information for parents and caregivers, including:

•the basic anatomical and functional characteristics of the kidney, and how these relate to many of the kidney diseases that occur in childhood

•basic diagnostic and therapeutic information

•explanations for frequently encountered questions and problems

•discussions of the psychological stress of chronic illness on the family

•an evaluation of the role of the family in treatment selection.

A Parent’s Guide to Kidney Disorders also makes suitable reading for allied health workers such as medical social workers, dieticians, and nurses who wish to increase their knowledge about the kidney and childhood kidney disorders.

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