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Research Seminar - Working to establish 'normality' post-transplant: A qualitative study of kidney transplant patients

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Research Seminar - Working to establish 'normality' post-transplant: A qualitative study of kidney transplant patients

The kidney transplant is often considered to hold the promise of a return to good health. It is therefore difficult to understand transplantation as part of a traditional, linear model of chronic illness.  Kidney transplant itself can be seen an opportunity to re-establish a sense of normality for a group of patients who have often experienced long periods of ill health.

Drawing on Sanderson's typologies of normality, this study focused on patient experience at three time points post-transplant. Patients play a critical role in looking after their transplant and in resetting their normality to make the most of the transplant opportunity.

Typologies of normality were useful in exploring patient experience of health and well-being post-transplant. Patient experience research reveals the fragile sense of normality participants have worked hard to establish and the powerful spectre of illness in the background in the form of transplant failure, dialysis and the need for a further transplant.

For clinicians and biomedical researchers there is a delicate balance to achieve in tackling the long term side effects of medication without jeopardising transplant survival valued so highly by patients.

This is a lunchtime seminar so please feel free to bring your lunch with you.

If you are interested in presenting a future research seminar, please contact at: n.greenwood@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Presented by: Annette Boaz

Date:
Thursday 13 June 2013
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm (tea/coffee to be served from 12.45pm)
Venue: Room G2.5, Level 2, Grosvenor Wing, SGUL

For information and bookings contact: E: n.monteiro@sgul.kingston.ac.uk by Monday 10 June

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