'Reconstructing Ourselves' - An arts and research project improving patient experience
Authors(s), Creator(s) and Contributors: Prue Thimbleby, Swansea Bay UHB and Sarah Wright, Swansea University , Rhian Soloman, Artist
Publication Date: 28/02/2016
Categories: Articles / Interviews, Whitepapers / Research
Supporter(s)/Funder(s): Swansea University
‘Reconstructing Ourselves’ was an eighteen-month arts project that brought together a visual artist, a storyteller and a qualitative researcher. The team worked with women undergoing complex breast reconstruction and facilitated them to tell their stories through video, textiles and photography as well as directly to their doctors through narrative recordings played during their consultations. This article focuses on the narrative recordings which were the subject of the research question: Can pre-recording what patients want to say before they go into the consultation room improve the patient experience of the consultation?
Tags: consultations, doctor-patient, co-production, patient story, narrative