Health Literacy and Adherence in people with kidney disease. What is the Connection?
Moderator: Dr. Jeanette Finderup
Speaker: Dr. Claire Carswell
Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 14:00 CET

This webinar will focus on the following learning outcomes: 
Identifying the impact of haemodialysis on the psychosocial wellbeing and mental health of patients.
Exploring the evidence of how the arts can be used to promote wellbeing and health, both in the general population and amongst patients with ESKD. 
Understanding the mechanisms through which arts engagement can improve the wellbeing and mental health of patients with ESKD.
Developing an insight into facilitating arts engagement in the haemodialysis setting through an example of an intradialytic arts-based intervention. 

Dr. Claire Carswell is a registered mental health nurse and recently completed her PhD at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast. Her PhD focused on the development and feasibility testing of an intradialytic arts-based intervention for patients with end-stage kidney disease. Her primary research interests relate to the relationship between kidney disease and mental health, the evaluation of complex interventions, and promoting patient and public involvement in research.  Currently, Claire works as a Research Associate at the University of York, Department of Health Sciences on the Diabetes and Mental Illness Improving Services and Outcomes (DIAMONDS) team.