Living with Kidney Disease

Published online: 
10 December 2014
Cover: Living with Kidney Disease


Kidney disease is a serious, long-term medical condition that touches the lives of many New Zealanders, but to the average person it is a confusing and complex subject. It can be very frightening for a person to learn from their doctor that their kidneys have stopped working properly, and that they may soon need dialysis treatment and perhaps a kidney transplant.

This document provides a source of authoritative, accurate information for New Zealand kidney disease patients and their families.

The second edition has information about the tool used to assess the health and suitability of people wanting to go on to the donor kidney waiting list.

To order hard copies of this publication, contact Kidney Health New Zealand.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    10 December 2014
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    10 December 2014
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-44466-7 (print); 978-0-478-44467-4 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health and Kidney Health New Zealand. 2014. Living with Kidney Disease: A comprehensive guide for coping with chronic kidney disease. Second edition. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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