Good Grief? Meaning Making Through an End Stage Renal Disease Illness Narrative


Maße 28,0 x 42,0 cm
ISBN 978-3-639-66263-4
Verlag Scholar's Press


Good Grief? is a patient voiced study about meaning reconstruction as part of the psychology of kidney transplant loss and hemodialysis. The work takes an innovative approach to health research, combining narrative, auto-ethnography and arts based dissemination. It considers the importance of the patient's lived expertise of experience in health-related knowledge translation and the evolution of agency through behavioural change. The narrative outcomes appear in Dr. Lewis's short film, Good Grief?, which provides a succinct example of patient voice in research. The inquiry re applies Neimeyer's Meaning Reconstruction Model of grief psychology to the experience of kidney transplant loss in End Stage Renal Disease.