Dangling conversations: reflections on the process of creating digital stories during a workshop with people with early-stage dementia

R. Stenhouse, J. Tait, P. Hardy, T. Sumner

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Abstract

Care and compassion are key features of the NHS Constitution. Recent reports have identified a lack of compassion in the care and treatment of older people. Nurses draw on aesthetic knowledge, developed through engagement with the experience of others, when providing compassionate care. Patient Voices reflective digital stories are used in healthcare education to facilitate student engagement with the patient experience. Digital stories were made with seven people with early-stage dementia as part of a learning package for student nurses. In this paper the authors reflect on their experience and observations from facilitating the 4-day digital story-making workshop. Social theories of dementia provide a theoretical framework for understanding these reflections. Despite considerable challenges in developing a story, and anxiety about using the technology, reading and speaking, all participants engaged in creating their own digital stories. Positive changes in the participants' interactions were observed. These improvements appeared to be the product of the person-centred facilitation and the creative process which supported self-expression and a sense of identity. Nurses working in this way could facilitate ability of the person with dementia to participate in their care, and improve their sense of well-being by supporting self-expression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Volume20
Issue number2
Early online date13 Mar 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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Dangling conversations : reflections on the process of creating digital stories during a workshop with people with early-stage dementia. / Stenhouse, R.; Tait, J.; Hardy, P.; Sumner, T.

In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 20, No. 2, 03.2013, p. 134-141.

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