Hello my name is Sid USING ARTS BASED STRATEGIES TO HELP UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S NURSING MAKE SENSE OF THEIR WORK-WORLD
Ingleson, S & Livesley, J & Cavanagh, A & Irla, M C 2013, 'Hello my name is Sid USING ARTS BASED STRATEGIES TO HELP UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S NURSING MAKE SENSE OF THEIR WORK-WORLD', Exhibited at: 2nd PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing, Glasgow, Scotland, From 07/06/2013 To 08/06/2013.
INTRODUCTION Students of children and young people's nursing have to make sense of the work-world of nursing children. Key to this is establishing their standpoint on what it means to be a child. However, students have to make sense of their personal experiences of being children, being parented and being
parents first, as only then can they begin to make sense of their work with sick children. That said, exploring deeply personal experiences with students
requires sensitive and responsive teaching and learning strategies. PURPOSE To present the outcomes, unintended consequences and legacy for students
and staff that followed a collaboration between an art and a health faculty that sought to help students establish their standpoint on what it is to be a child.
METHODS Two undergraduate visual arts students and two postgraduate creative education students worked with a cohort of children's nursing students (45)
during the final 2 weeks of their first year. Working in groups of 4-6, the students completed 4 main activities: making puppets; introducing the puppets to each
other; devloping the puppets life-world, and, exhibiting the puppets to the university community, friends and family. FINDINGS Initially tentative and somewhat
self-conscious, the students quickly engaged with each other, sharing stories from their own childhoods and placement experiences. Student evaluations of
learning were overwhelmingly positive: as one student stated: "It was a different way of expressing our thoughts and feelings. I have learned a lot from the
whole package." The legacy includes an 'artist in residence' initiative and creative approaches to the exploration of sensitive topics such as the death of a child
2nd PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing, Glasgow, Scotland
From 07/06/2013 to 08/06/2013.