Aspects of cancer and cancer therapies; long-term adjustments of renal donors and recipients; community life (including support facilities and home dialysis); medical aspects of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD); psychiatric disturbances; public policy issues; the role of the doctor, staff, and society, sexuality and loss of sexual function, surgical aspects; and anticipatory grief, acute grief, and bereavement are all discussed in this book for caregivers working with ESRD patients.
About the Author
An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Set mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn characters.
Date of Birth:June 2, 1840
Date of Death:January 11, 1928
Place of Birth:Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England
Place of Death:Max Gate, Dorchester, England
Education:Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks