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Title: Transplanted selves : kidney transplantation in Cyprus and the reconstruction of normality
Author: Constantinou, Costas S.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 0589
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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This study constitutes an exploration of the illness experience of end-stage kidney disease in the socio-cultural context of the island of Cyprus. End-stage kidney disease or kidney failure is a health condition requiring two types of medical treatment - dialysis and kidney transplantation - and from these treatments four main groups of people derive who are subjected to different experiences: people who are undergoing dialysis treatment but are included on a waiting list for transplantation; people who received a kidney transplant either from a living or a cadaver donor; people who suffered immuno-rejection and subsequently returned to the treatment of dialysis and the waiting list; and people who are undergoing dialysis treatment but cannot have a kidney transplantation for medical reasons.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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