Inside ‘Inside view’ : reflections on stimulating debate and engagement through a multimedia live theatre production on the dilemmas and issues of pre-natal screening policy and practice
Lewando Hundt, Gillian, Bryanston, Claudette, Lowe, Pam, Cross, Saul, Sandall, Jane and Spencer, Kevin. (2011) Inside ‘Inside view’ : reflections on stimulating debate and engagement through a multimedia live theatre production on the dilemmas and issues of pre-natal screening policy and practice. Health Expectations, Vol.14 (No.1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1369-6513
WRAP_HUndt_Insideviewpre_peer_review_for_WRAP.pdf - Accepted Version
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00597.x
Background The role of applied theatre in engaging both lay and professional publics with debate on health policy and practice is an emergent field. This paper discusses the development, production performance and discussion of ‘Inside View’.
Objectives The objectives were to produce applied theatre from research findings of a completed study on genetic prenatal screening, exploring the dilemmas for women and health professionals of prenatal genetic screening, and to engage audiences in debate and reflection on the dilemmas of prenatal genetic screening.
Methods ‘Inside View’ was developed from a multidisciplinary research study through identification of emergent themes from qualitative interviews, and development of these by the writer, theatre producer and media technologist with input from the researchers.
Findings Inside View was performed in London and the Midlands to varied audiences with a panel discussion and evaluation post performance. The audiences were engaged in debate that was relevant to them professionally and personally. Knowledge translation through applied theatre is an effective tool for engaging the public but the impact subsequently is unclear. There are ethical issues of unexpected disclosure during discussion post performance and the process of transforming research findings into applied theatre requires time and trust within the multidisciplinary team as well as adequate resourcing.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Genetic screening -- Moral and ethical aspects, Prenatal diagnosis -- Moral and ethical aspects, Drama in health education, Theater and society|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health Expectations|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||March 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-9|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), Wellcome Trust (London, England)|
|Grant number:||075371/Z/04/Z (Wellcome), L21825042 (ESRC)|
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