ESPN 50th Annual Meeting

ESPN 2017


 
Patients experince of transplant
ELIZABETH HUNTER 1 IFAF ASGHAR 1

1- ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, GLASGOW
 
Introduction:

As Clinical Psychologists who have recently joined the paediatric renal team at the Royal Hospital for Children we want to get a clearer understanding of the patients journey through their kidney transplant. We are currently sending questionnaires, devised by the authors to all children and their families who have undergone a kidney transplant in the last 5 year (approx. n=60). We are looking at their experiences pre, during and post transplant in relation to the psychological support they received and require. Drawing on themes from the questionnaires we then plan to interview 3-4 families about their experiences.

Material and methods:

Questionnaire devised by authors and interviews with 3-4 families using interpretative phenomenological analysis

Results:

Not known yet

Conclusions:

We hope that the findings will enable us to revise the support Clinical Psychology offer to children and families undergoing kidney transplants at the RHC in Glasgow