From Theatre Improvisation To Video Scenes: What Are The Implications For The Quality Of Existential Conversation

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At Sygehus Lillebaelt, a Danish hospital, there has been a focus for several years on patient communi- cation. This paper reflects on a course focusing on engaging with the patient’s existential themes in particular the negotiations around the creation of video scenes. In the initial workshops, we have been drawing on improvised theatre. The fiction created on stage enabled the participants to engage creatively and deeply into the themes and the theatre workshops turned out to serve as a very engaging and productive way of increasing the quality of the conversation among the participants about the role of them in engaging with existential concerns in their professional practice. The present paper is exploring the shift from engaging people in conversation with live theatre improvisation to the use of videos for cost reasons. From a quality perspective, the paper contributes to the general theme of “upscaling” from smaller, cost intensive workshops to training programmes feasible for large scale implementation.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Participatory Innovation Conference, Eskilstuna 2018
Publication date2018
Pages87 - 94
StatePublished - 2018