SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge

Poster Presentation
June 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

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.

Abstract

 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

Publication Details

Exhibited At
2nd PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing, Glasgow, Scotland

Dates
From 07/06/2013 to 08/06/2013.