Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a renal patient in Germany, Brazil or Malaysia? Short films from across the world have shared the experience of patients with renal conditions.
The films were part of a consumer film competition, sponsored by Safer Care Victoria and held at the International Society of Nephrology's World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne earlier this year.
The film competition showcased short films, less than 7 minutes in length, from around the world that reflect patient experiences with renal disease, such as starting dialysis.
The short films are available to watch online at ISN Community Film Awards
The winning film 'Dialysis journey of a Sarawakian' was directed by Dr Phui Vui Eng from Sarawak General Hospital, Nephrology unit, Kuching, Malaysia.
It tells the story of Juliana Juki, from Malaysia, and her experience since starting continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Juliana says some of the challenges for her are the inconsistent water and electricity supply in her village. Watch the winning film below.
The films are a valuable resource for consumers and health professionals.
Find out more about SCV's Renal Clinical Network, working to improve the quality of care received by all patients with renal disease in Victoria.