The Transformative Power of Integrating Analytical Thinking and Creativity: Arpilleras As Stitches In Time

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150257
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Presentation
Title:
The Transformative Power of Integrating Analytical Thinking and Creativity: Arpilleras As Stitches In Time
Abstract:
The Transformative Power of Integrating Analytical Thinking and Creativity: Arpilleras As Stitches In Time
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Butler, Lorna J., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Dalhousie University
Title:Associate Professor
The women of Chile used arpilleras (burlap tapestry) to communicate the plight of the Chilean people during the Pinochet regime 1973-89, a time of societal silence. The images within the arpilleras contained symbolism that depicted the relationship between events occuring in Chile as compared to the previous way of life within the country. Powerful messages were conveyed in the visual symbols which became known as "newspaper on cloth". Arpilleras functioned as art with a critical socio-political message. Nurses studying at the Masters leves were asked to examine, interpret and learn about the hierarchal, political and social contest of the Canadian health care system that led to the creation of arpilleras. For Chilean women, arpilleras were used to express what was occuring in the socio-political context of an opressed society. For nurses, the arpilleras were used as a powerful vehicle to visually communicate and educate insights regarding what is happening in health care as a socio-political system. Nurses combined analytical and innovative thinking with problem-solving skills to interpret and communicate the context within which they practiced. The arpilleras communicated a powerful message about the socio-political influence of the health care system on the delivery of nursing care. As such, arpilleras funtioned as transformative tools for change. This presentation will show the beautiful tapestries created by the nurses and the diverse points of view as a means of recognizing personal biases, attitudes, sensitivities and varying interpretations of the clinical setting as a way of discovering new possibilities in dealthing with practicing nurses' experiences.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Transformative Power of Integrating Analytical Thinking and Creativity: Arpilleras As Stitches In Timeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150257-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Transformative Power of Integrating Analytical Thinking and Creativity: Arpilleras As Stitches In Time</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Butler, Lorna J., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Dalhousie University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Lorna.Butler@dal.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The women of Chile used arpilleras (burlap tapestry) to communicate the plight of the Chilean people during the Pinochet regime 1973-89, a time of societal silence. The images within the arpilleras contained symbolism that depicted the relationship between events occuring in Chile as compared to the previous way of life within the country. Powerful messages were conveyed in the visual symbols which became known as &quot;newspaper on cloth&quot;. Arpilleras functioned as art with a critical socio-political message. Nurses studying at the Masters leves were asked to examine, interpret and learn about the hierarchal, political and social contest of the Canadian health care system that led to the creation of arpilleras. For Chilean women, arpilleras were used to express what was occuring in the socio-political context of an opressed society. For nurses, the arpilleras were used as a powerful vehicle to visually communicate and educate insights regarding what is happening in health care as a socio-political system. Nurses combined analytical and innovative thinking with problem-solving skills to interpret and communicate the context within which they practiced. The arpilleras communicated a powerful message about the socio-political influence of the health care system on the delivery of nursing care. As such, arpilleras funtioned as transformative tools for change. This presentation will show the beautiful tapestries created by the nurses and the diverse points of view as a means of recognizing personal biases, attitudes, sensitivities and varying interpretations of the clinical setting as a way of discovering new possibilities in dealthing with practicing nurses' experiences.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:20:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:20:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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