School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University, 4700 Keel Street, HNE# 349, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.
Catapulting Shifts in Images, Understandings, and Actions for Family Members Through Research-Based Drama
Article first published online: 7 JAN 2011
© 2011 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 60, Issue 1, pages 104–120, February 2011
How to Cite
Dupuis, S. L., Gillies, J., Mitchell, G. J., Jonas-Simpson, C., Whyte, C. and Carson, J. (2011), Catapulting Shifts in Images, Understandings, and Actions for Family Members Through Research-Based Drama. Family Relations, 60: 104–120. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2010.00636.x
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1.
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 7 JAN 2011
- family care partners;
- research-based drama
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.