Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in Festival/Exhibition
ESRC Northern Ireland Arts Festival
The event is titled: ‘Waiting for a transplant on dialysis: living while dying with kidney disease’, and is aimed at improving knowledge of kidney disease and the impact this diagnosis has on patients, families and other carers. The event will include several formats including a presentation centred on facing mortality with chronic disease, by Dr Jimmy McAleavey, currently a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre/School of English, Queens University Belfast. We also plan a film viewing of a piece created by our newly established Renal Arts Group in collaboration with patients, academics and healthcare staff. The event will conclude with a debate around improving knowledge of kidney disease and how we might improve the kidney donor rate. This will be co-facilitated by a kidney surgeon and a patient.
renal, mortality, death, hope, transplantation, ESRC, Renla Arts Group