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  1. Stover, Beth RN


Hemophilia is an X-linked (or inherited) lifelong clotting disorder that affects approximately 1 in 7500 males. It is one of the eight most costly diseases to treat. True disease management can serve to ease and prevent physical complications while helping to control the financial burden. The rarity of hemophilia makes it difficult to find knowledgeable professionals who can assist patients on the road from total dependence to independence. This article will help readers to recognize key issues of the disorder and explain how clients can be assisted in working through the transitional process.