Using interactive theatre in education to explore how healthcare decision-making can cause inadvertent trauma
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Using interactive theatre in education to explore how healthcare decision-making can cause inadvertent trauma

Sandra Walker Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, England
James Wilson Mental health lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, England

Complex decisions that mental healthcare professionals make every day can have far-reaching influences on service users’ lives. This article describes working with a service user who had been detained under the Mental Health Act. She helped to turn her experience into an educational drama that was performed by nursing students to other learner nurses. The resulting presentation was a form of ‘clickers theatre’ that allowed the audience to make decisions as the play progressed. The project aimed to raise awareness of the impact of clinical decision-making and the inadvertent trauma that poorly thought out decisions can have on service users.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1259

Citation

Walker S, Wilson J (2018) Using interactive theatre in education to explore how healthcare decision-making can cause inadvertent trauma. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1259

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

scw1y10@soton.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 30 April 2018

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