Thank you for your interest in writing for the Renal Support Network (RSN)! Whenever possible, we obtain patient-authored articles that we publish on our website, in our newsletter, Live & Give, in our Health Library or on our Blog. Whether you’re an established writer or simply someone who has a story to tell, we would love to hear what you have to say!
The types of articles we’re looking for include patient profiles or success stories, lifestyle tips (such as how to cope with dietary or fluid restrictions or how to tell the person you’re dating that you have a peritoneal dialysis catheter), renal-friendly recipes, exercise tips, traveling—anything that will let your fellow patients know that the loss of kidney function doesn’t mean that you’ve lost the chance to live a full and productive life or that you’ve given up on your hopes and dreams.
It would be beneficial to end your article with a “call to action” so that patients are encouraged to become involved. The reader should come away from the article with specific knowledge that can be put into everyday practice with regard to dialysis and/or how to live with kidney disease.
This is simply a general description of what we’re looking for. The precise focus of the article is up to you. If you have deep interest in a specific kidney-related topic, then you already have something to write about!
We also encourage articles that will help health care professionals inspire and educate their patients or coworkers. Either health care professionals or patients can submit articles of this type.