The very first Nurstory workshop took place in 2008, through a StoryCenter collaboration with the University of Colorado Doctoral Program in Nursing, known worldwide for its focus on caring and reflective practice. Sue Hagedorn and Vicki Erickson, both faculty at that time, brought together nursing faculty from the program for the workshop, which was facilitated by Daniel Weinshenker, Martha Tenney, Mary Ann McNair, and Pip Hardy. That workshop was the first leg of a three-part series of workshops that Nurstory led at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The stories are currently being used in the doctoral program in nursing, to engage students and practicing health care professionals in dialogue on topics from ethics in health care, to the value of reflective practice, to what really constitutes care.
A story about a mother, her son (a male nurse), a newspaper not read, and a touch.
A set of rules, being heard, a helicopter, a nurse, a pilot, and wires.
A premature baby, a touch that didn't happen, and a nurse thinking back to what went wrong.