Monday, February 18, 2008

Smoking and Health Promotion, Creative Methodologies Lead to Deeper Understandings

The creative arts can be used effectively in research and in awareness raising in health promotion work. The University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, shares with us today news about "Creative Methodologies in Tobacco and Health Behaviour Research: Using Photography and Theatre to Foster Deeper Understandings"

A message below from Ariadna Fernandez, MA Research Manager, NEXUS, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing:
Creative methodologies - such as participant photography (photovoice) and participatory theatre (forum theatre) - allow researchers to be more inclusive of participant "voices" to explore and translate knowledge about certain health behaviours.
Hear what researchers and participants have to say about these methodologies. View the images created by participants about their smoking experiences and participate in a mini-forum theatre production.

Tobacco use is a particularly sensitive and personal topic which requires creative approaches to foster deeper understandings. This panel discussion, photo exhibit & forum theatre production will explore the challenges and benefits of using photovoice and forum theatre in three research projects: "Smoke, In My Eyes," "Families Controlling & Eliminating Tobacco" (FACET 2), and "Cultivating Awareness of the Context of Tobacco Use" (CACTUS).

Date: Wednesday, March 12th

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Location: UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street Vancouver, B.C.

RSVP by March 8th: For directions: