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CARRILLO ALGARRA, Ana Julia; MORENO RUBIO, Fanny  and  MASSIEL SIERRA, Samarha. Positive attitude: basis for a patient after a transplant to enjoy a new life opportunity. Index Enferm [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.4, pp.295-298. ISSN 1699-5988.

This biographical narrative aims to describe the experience of an adult using a positive attitude in order to face multiple difficulties after having a kidney transplant, this strategy allowed him to continue his life project. The informant is a professional who was diagnosed with kidney failure and did not have dialysis treatment, because his brother decided to donate him one of his kidneys. Although this kidney was compatible, the informant faced postoperative complications after the transplant leading him to be hospitalized in the intensive care unit. It is important to highlight the positive attitude and quality care of the health team as an indispensable aspect in the recovery process of the patient, giving as a result an adequate confrontation of the complications and radical changes in the individual's lifestyle that began with the preparation of the recipient until the discharging from the hospital.

Keywords : Kidney Failure Chronic; Kidney Transplantation; Life Change Events.

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