Adjusting to Kidney Disease

Coping with kidney failure can be a highly stressful time. Whether you’re new to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) clinics or have been coming a long time – you can all relate to the fact that life seldom takes you on a straight path. You can expect some ups and downs. These may be related to your health; the strain of travelling to clinic appointments; numerous other doctors appointments; the challenge of keeping up with family and household responsibilities; changes in life circumstances; financial pressures or conflict in your family/personal relationships – and this list is by no means exhaustive.

Dr. Blake and the role of Chronic Kidney Disease clinics YouTube video

You have a team of health care professionals to support you through your kidney disease, including: nephrologists, nursing professionals, dieticians, social workers, pharmacists and physiotherapists. At any point you can access members of your inter-professional team. For more information, please click on the links or ask your nursing staff for more information.

We have compiled information that you may find helpful throughout your journey: