In this section, you'll find many resources for people with kidney disease. If you find one of the links is no longer active, please contact us.

Produced by Lori Hartwell

Renal care professionals can have a positive impact on people's lives. This video education program demonstrates how to better understand and communicate with people who need dialysis.

All renal care professionals including: physicians, administrators, nurses, social workers, dietitians, technicians, renal pharmacists and anyone else with a desire to communicate more effectively with their patients should watch this video. It can be used for orientation and in-services.

By Lori Hartwell

The insightful, often humorous, and touching story of how Ms. Hartwell chose to live life rather than succumb to its obstacles is laid out in her book, Chronically Happy - Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness, which chronicles her approach of taking simple, logical steps in order to realize one's dreams.

A collection of 10 years of winning essays, written by people with chronic kidney disease, from RSN’s Annual Essay Contest. This book will create awareness, inspire hope and give those with CKD a voice.

In this publication you will find a collection of 30-plus thought-provoking essays by the first-, second- and third-place winners of the Annual Essay Contest. Thousands of essays have been submitted since the contest began in 2002.