project . 2017 - 2018 . Closed

Hybrid Bodies Network - An artist-led interdisciplinary study into the effects of heart transplantation on donor families

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: AH/R001677/1
  • Funded under: AHRC Funder Contribution: 30,036 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Jul 2017
    End Date
    30 Jul 2018
Description
Since the first successful operation in 1967, heart transplantation has become an almost routine form of surgery. Yet whilst significant bio-scientific research has been conducted into the procedure and its medical outcomes, there has been very little research into the emotional and psychological impact of transplantation on the families of deceased donors. On a broader level, organ transplantation signifies a shift in the way the body is viewed, raising questions around bodily boundaries, identity, and new non-biological kinship relationships. The Principal and Co-Investigators are part of a long term international, interdisciplinary research project based in T...
Description
Since the first successful operation in 1967, heart transplantation has become an almost routine form of surgery. Yet whilst significant bio-scientific research has been conducted into the procedure and its medical outcomes, there has been very little research into the emotional and psychological impact of transplantation on the families of deceased donors. On a broader level, organ transplantation signifies a shift in the way the body is viewed, raising questions around bodily boundaries, identity, and new non-biological kinship relationships. The Principal and Co-Investigators are part of a long term international, interdisciplinary research project based in T...
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