Nurstory is working with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst's College of Nursing to help nurses identify and capture how and why health is a human right. Following our second Nurstory workshop at UMASS in the fall of 2016, we're collaborating with faculty on the annual Seedworks Social Justice Symposium. In 2017, we will be leading College of Nursing faculty through a train-the-trainers model, to prepare them as facilitators of the digital storytelling process and assist them in integrating the methodology into their classes.
Read Dr. Raeanne Leblanc's paper: Digital Stories in Online Advanced Practice Nursing Education, to learn more about how digital stories can be used as tools for meaning making in the nursing classroom. After taking a workshop, Dr. Leblanc is using Nurstories in many of her courses, to prompt critical reflection and discussion around ethics and practice. She is also using other digital stories from StoryCenter's archives, including stories on Culture Change in Long Term Care.
Our latest workshop with UMASS College of Nursing faculty was geared towards stories of how nurses deal with the prescription opiate crisis, among their patient populations.