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Ageing Narratives: Embedding Digital Storytelling Within the Higher Education Curriculum of Health and Social Care with Older People

  • Tricia Jenkins
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Abstract

Jenkins discusses the use of digital storytelling (DS) with older people within the context of the education of students in Higher Education, who are training to work with older people in health or social work settings. Jenkins draws upon humanistic gerontology and its focus on narrative-based research methods as essential to learning about ageing and the effectiveness of DS to achieve this interdisciplinary approach. She illustrates this through presentation of a case study in Portugal, drawn from the two-year European applied research project Silver Stories in which the benefits of participation in the process and sharing of stories are immediately evident in which the benefits to older people of participation in the process of creating and sharing stories are immediately evident. She also discusses the potential of the digital stories themselves to inform training and research and to influence service provision and policy.

Keywords

Nursing Home Digital Storytelling Facilitator Training Residential Care Home Digital Story 
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Acknowledgement

The author would like to thank the team at Instituto Politécnico de Leiria for their wonderful support during May–August 2015, especially Maria dos Anjos Coelho Rodrigues Dixe, whose help, insight and kindness made it all possible.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tricia Jenkins
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  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityLondonUK

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