The Comfort of Home® for Chronic Liver Disease is a simple and practical hands-on guide to help caregivers understand how diet, good nutrition, rest, and exercise play a major role in controlling complications of Chronic Liver Disease.Covering current best practices for home care, it offers practical tips for everyday problems as well as more complicated and stressful situations, such as waiting for a liver transplant.
Authors: Lucy Mathew, NP; Jill Chang, PA-C; Paula Derr, RN; and Maria Meyer
Format: Soft cover, 7 x 9, 240 pages
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PRAISE “This is an exceptionally well written reference which should prove invaluable to people with liver disorders as well as to the family and friends who will assume responsibility for providing care to these individuals. The authors have successfully married a wealth of information with an easy reading style. The notes and tips interspersed in the text serve to artfully focus the reader’s attention and to emphasize key elements and concepts.” —Andrew S. Klein, M.D., M.B.A., Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplant Medicine, Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Readers will find simple and easy-to-understand information on practical caregiving issues:
- understanding Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis and the complications
- issues surrounding liver transplants
- ensuring proper nutrition
- fitness and exercise
- purchasing equipment
- communicating with health care professionals to get the service your need
- avoiding burnout with advice on caregiver self-care
- checklists, free and low-cost resources, and tips to make your caregiving job easier
AUTHORS Lucy Mathew, NP and Jill Chang, PA-C, both with the Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center liver transplant department; Paula Derr, RN, Quality Coordinator at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center; and Maria Meyer, a longtime advocate for family caregivers and founder of CareTrust Publications. Read more about the authors.
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