Prepared Materials

PREPARED Materials

The PREPARED video and book are designed to help patients make decisions about treatment options for kidney disease. They were developed with grant support from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.


All The Facts:

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Choosing a Treatment: Know What’s Important

There are three main choices of Kidney Treatment:

1. Kidney Transplant
2. Dialysis
3. Treatment with No Transplant or Dialysis

Watch the video to hear from people on each treatment. Talk to your family, your friends, and your doctor.

To choose the best treatment for YOU, think about what is important to YOU. Mark one box for each concern. The book tells you more about each concern. Click on the concerns you marked “important” to learn more.

Concerns:Not ImportantImportant
  1. Living Longer
  2. My Body’s Health
  3. Doing Things
  4. Getting Around
  5. Feelings
  6. Thinking
  7. Sex Life