CCSRI Demystify Dying with Art
Palliative Education Through Art Communication and Engagement
Demystifying palliative care through arts-based knowledge translation: An innovative knowledge to action approach for engagement and communication among patients/families and healthcare professionals.
Time Period and Funding
2015-7, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), Knowledge to Action Grant. $99,500.81
Katie Dorian, Emily Drake, Roy Ellis, Alexis Milligan, Linda Schroeder
Develop arts-based knowledge translation tools to change attitudes about palliative care leading to earlier referral and improvement in the quality of life for persons living with advanced life-limiting cancer
- Develop arts-based tools to improve palliative and end-of-life care by opening up conversation on advance care planning,
- Test whether the tools change beliefs of medical and nursing students, doctors, nurses and the public about palliative care, and
- Enhance quality of life for persons living with advanced cancer.
- Healthcare professionals and the public will be invited to open sessions in Halifax, Montreal and Toronto to view the play in a world café forum,
- Website will be created to host the arts-based tools which are to include stories, digital stories, vignettes and 45-minute play based on the shared narratives,
- Knowledge exchange through social media, and
- Publications and presentations to a range of audiences.