This project was about the creation and enactment of an experimental participative training performance for student renal nurses with a view to stimulating awareness of, and reflection on, the experience and feelings of dialysis patients and nurses. Although rehearsed at London South Bank University, the performance took place at The Royal London Hospital which is where the students were based, in November 2017.
Performers: Pam Percy, Donald Elliott, Emily Wiggett, Jacqui Rozdoba, Yvonne Levy and Angie McIntosh
Testimonials: ”I really enjoyed it”, “it made me feel tearful and emotional” and it “made me think about it what it is really like for patients.”
In 2018 we were asked to repeat this exercise but with a different emphasis … a one hour Workshop, involving specially written drama scenes and a participative role reversal workshop about building profiles of assigned patients (part of the student assessment). This was to help improve Patient Profiles for presentation by Students in ‘viva’ sessions.
Performers: Donald Elliott, Richard Russell, Anna Brown, Ann El Mahjoub
Testimonials: “Very good on how they are able to understand and act on real life stories”; “Informative / Eye-opening / Brilliant”; “Amazing collective of talent and what you contribute to the pathway of education is amazing!”.