Participants’ Experiences of Kidney Transplant Failure

This project is part of our service users experiences research theme.

Renal transplant failure is an inevitability of transplantation. The impact of transplant failure/rejection is often devastating for patients and their families. However, the personal dimensions of renal graft failure have been poorly researched and, consequently, are poorly understood. This two year longitudinal, multi-centre qualitative study commenced in Autumn 2007 and is being undertaken by Dr Paul Gill. The purpose of the study is to explore the transplant failure experience, from the perspective of recipients and their significant others (e.g., spouses). The study forms part of a developing programme of research in this area.


Publication Icon Gill P, Lowes L (2008) Gift exchange and organ donation: Donor and recipient experiences of live related kidney transplantation. International Journal of Nursing Studies. in press.

Publication Icon Gill P (2008) Loss of imagined future; grieving the loss of a transplanted kidney. Oral presentation, RCN International Research Conference. April 2008, Liverpool.

Publication Icon Lowes L, Gill P (2006) Participants’ experiences of being interviewed about an emotive topic. Journal of Advanced Nursing 55 (5) 587-595.

Publication Icon Gill P (2006) Donor and recipient experiences of live kidney transplantation. Oral Presentation, RCN International Research Conference, York, UK. Marjorie Simpson New Researcher Award Winner (sponsored by Journal of Advanced Nursing).

Publication Icon Gill P (2000) Brain stem death – an anthropological perspective. Care of the Critically Ill 16 (6) 217-220.

Publication Icon Gill P, Hulatt I (2000) Relatives’ refusal in organ donation: It’s mostly a matter of respect. Nursing in Critical Care 5 (5) 236-239.