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ERIC Number: EJ927687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Catapulting Shifts in Images, Understandings, and Actions for Family Members through Research-Based Drama
Dupuis, Sherry L.; Gillies, Jennifer; Mitchell, Gail J.; Jonas-Simpson, Christine; Whyte, Colleen; Carson, Jennifer
Family Relations, v60 n1 p104-120 Feb 2011
This article examined how images, understandings, and actions change for family members of persons with dementia after the introduction of a research-based drama called I'm Still Here. Guided by interpretivist phenomenology, a set of seven pre- and post-performance focus groups were conducted with family members (n = 48) in four cities. Findings suggest three major phenomenological shifts occurred for family members and highlight the potential of research-based drama in engaging, awakening, and expanding understandings of dementia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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