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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148281
Type:
Presentation
Title:
As If I Were A Child
Abstract:
As If I Were A Child
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Nally, Jenny
P.I. Institution Name:Barnes-Kasson Community Hospital/Medical Surgical
This play is a tale of two women undergoing personal struggles with their own mortality. One woman, Jamie, faces a perceived diagnosis of breast cancer with denial, anger, and fear. She lashes out, trying to circumvent her own fear of rejection, if the diagnosis is confirmed. Jamie’s friend, Daria, grew up in the shadow of breast cancer. After having lost her own mother to the disease, she handles an actual diagnosis and subsequent treatment with strength, grace, and courage of the heart. It is from Daria that Jamie learns where her priorities should have been all along. The play “As If I Were A Child: is significant to the education of nurses, and the community. For nurses, it demonstrates appropriate therapeutic communication techniques when assisting clients and their families through difficult health situations. As a community education tool, this play demonstrates to the public, the need for self-examination by all women, and early mammograms when a family history exists. An overwhelming majority of the audience leaves these performances, thinking about the need for regular self-breast examination and mammograms. This is evidenced by the pilot study conducted on recent performances to evaluate the effectiveness of entertainment as a patient teaching tool. Further research on this subject is ongoing. This play demonstrates the effect on family dynamics as a result of health concerns, and connects nurses to patients as therapeutic caregivers, emotional receivers of care, and members of families. With the entertainment value and passive learning by an audience viewing this play, community outreach teaching methods could be positively impacted.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAs If I Were A Childen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148281-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">As If I Were A Child</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nally, Jenny</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Barnes-Kasson Community Hospital/Medical Surgical</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jennal@epix.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This play is a tale of two women undergoing personal struggles with their own mortality. One woman, Jamie, faces a perceived diagnosis of breast cancer with denial, anger, and fear. She lashes out, trying to circumvent her own fear of rejection, if the diagnosis is confirmed. Jamie&rsquo;s friend, Daria, grew up in the shadow of breast cancer. After having lost her own mother to the disease, she handles an actual diagnosis and subsequent treatment with strength, grace, and courage of the heart. It is from Daria that Jamie learns where her priorities should have been all along. The play &ldquo;As If I Were A Child: is significant to the education of nurses, and the community. For nurses, it demonstrates appropriate therapeutic communication techniques when assisting clients and their families through difficult health situations. As a community education tool, this play demonstrates to the public, the need for self-examination by all women, and early mammograms when a family history exists. An overwhelming majority of the audience leaves these performances, thinking about the need for regular self-breast examination and mammograms. This is evidenced by the pilot study conducted on recent performances to evaluate the effectiveness of entertainment as a patient teaching tool. Further research on this subject is ongoing. This play demonstrates the effect on family dynamics as a result of health concerns, and connects nurses to patients as therapeutic caregivers, emotional receivers of care, and members of families. With the entertainment value and passive learning by an audience viewing this play, community outreach teaching methods could be positively impacted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:53Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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