ESRC Festival of Social Sciences - Waiting for a transplant on dialysis: living while dying with kidney disease
Impact: Societial Impact, Public Service Impact, Cultural Impact
- Noble, Helen (Participant)
Description of impact
Who is affected
His most recent work ‘The Virgin Father – a stage play’ ran for several weeks at the, Down Arts Centre, The Playhouse Derry/Londonderry, and the Lyric Theatre, 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 film portrays the devastating diagnosis of renal disease, with no cure, and the demanding treatments to be endured as health deteriorates whilst waiting for the elusive kidney transplant, not always available and in short supply.
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.
Category of impact
- Societial Impact
- Public Service Impact
- Cultural Impact