This is unpublished

A Guide to Conservative Kidney Management

Treating Kidney Disease Without Dialysis

Authors: Susan P.Y. Wong, MD, MS, and Taryn Oestreich, MPH, MCHES

Funding was generously provided by the: National Palliative Care Research Center

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This Guide is for People with Kidney Disease Who:

  • Want to learn about a treatment program that does not involve dialysis
  • Need help deciding among treatments for kidney disease
  • Cannot receive or do not want a kidney transplant

This Guide may also be helpful for caregivers and loved ones who support you and are involved in your care

This Guide Describes:

  • What kidney disease is and its effects
  • What conservative kidney management is and what to expect
  • The pros and cons of dialysis and conservative kidney management
  • What happens if you change your mind about your treatment choice
  • What to think about as you decide about your treatment options
  • What others say about conservative kidney management

This Guide is a first step to understanding conservative kidney management. Talk with your health care provider for more details about your kidney disease, what you can do about it, and your treatment options.

View, download and print your copy of the guide here.