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How drama can be used in continued professional development programmes

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Article: Using drama to improve service engagement

Author

Sandra Smith is educational projects manager, NHS Education for Scotland; Esther Walker is director, Forum Interactive.

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • How drama can be used to educate health professionals and ultimately improve mother and infant health
  • The long-term benefits of using drama to promote change

 

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING…

…Anything to do with improving midwifery and health visiting services. This article talks through a training programme for midwives, addressing common scenarios and working through problem solving.

It could also be referenced in essays relating to additional training for health professionals and how these sessions can be successful.

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article could help you if on placement in midwifery or health visiting. It gives guidance on communicating with patients during stressful times and could help you to understand the common mistakes health professionals make in these situations and how these can be avoided.

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • What post-registration training have you found most useful?

  • How would you work with families who do not wish to engage?

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