Nurstory — Stories from Forensic Nurses


In May 2010, we conducted 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.

Film-maker Sue Hagedorn captured the entire workshop on video and then edited a short-form documentary out of the footage and various interviews with the storytellers. The result is one of the first documentaries that highlights the work of the Center for Digital Storytelling, the intricacies of what happens during the workshop process instead of just the end-products that are made in the workshop.

And here are the individual stories produced in the workshop: