How can nurses best help patients cope with the effects of kidney disease?
Clinical Nursing Specialist and Associate Professor Jeanette Finderup has been awarded DKK 7.5 million to her project focusing on kidney diseases.
Clinical Nursing Specialist and Associate Professor Jeanette Finderup will develop and test a programme that focuses on managing the consequences of advanced kidney disease. The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded her DKK 7.5 million for the project.
- Research has shown that the most important thing for people with kidney disease is that they can get help to alleviate the symptoms they experience daily because of their disease, says Jeanette Finderup, Department of Renal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital and Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University.
- The COMFORT research programme therefore aims to focus on how we as nurses can best help people with kidney disease and their relatives to cope with the effects they experience. These can include severe itching, overwhelming fatigue and pain, which affect their everyday life so much that they cannot live the life they want.
About the Novo Nordisk Foundation Nursing Research Programme
Jeanette Finderup’s research is funded through the Novo Nordisk Foundation Nursing Research Programme, which was launched in 2015.
The Foundation allocated up to DKK 75 million to the Programme for the years 2016–2025 to support 10 research programmes with grants of up to DKK 7.5 million per project.
The Programme aims to provide nurses experienced in research leadership with an opportunity to apply for major nursing research projects with the potential to create value within both research and patient care.