Archive for May, 2010

New stories up from the Nurstory Project!

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010


We just finished conducting a workshop at the University of Colorado with the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Known worldwide for its focus on caring and reflective practice, Sue Hagedorn and Vicki Erickson from the University, in conjunction with recruitment from IAFN, brought together nurses from around the country for the workshops. The workshops were facilitated by Daniel Weinshenker and Mary Ann McNair from the Center for Digital Storytelling. This was the third workshop in a three-part series to be run at the University of Colorado Anschutz Center. Future workshops will focus on interdisciplinary stories (nurses and doctors, doctors and patients). This project focused on how certain patients affected the storyteller’s identity as a nurse, or changed their practice, and sometimes how experiences from their life outside of nursing affected the way they think about caring.