2019 EDGE Arts Festival

CENTENARY CELEBRATION

Date: 04 Apr 2019

Presented by: UBC School of Nursing

Room: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC

Research Screened/Demonstrated: April 4 at the Vancity Theatre. Compelling insights in health and well-being through short films, forum theatre, and a board game.

 

 

SEE THE LIVES

TAKING STEPS

WHEN COMPASSION COUNTS

BEAUTY IN PAIN

THE CRAB PROJECT

GENDER HEALTH CARE CHALLENGE: The Board Game

Click below to read full descriptions:

FILM: See The Lives

See The Lives

The goal of our project is to challenge the stigma of substance use by showing the human faces of those impacted by drug-related death and the opioid crisis: that people are more than just ‘statistics,’ and beyond the numbers of people who have died there are entire families and communities affected. By using digital video to create and share messages and stories from parents and family members who are community advocates for anti-stigma and harm reduction, we will provoke people to see beyond the stereotypes about people who use drugs.

Project Team

  • John Baran (Cinematography)
  • Colleen Nuc, Hoopla Media (Director and Creative Concept)
  • Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah, University of Calgary (Producer, Project Lead)
  • Heather Morris, MN, RN, University of Alberta (Project Coordinator)
  • Dr. Elaine Hyshka, University of Alberta (Research Collaborator, Edmonton Lead)
  • Dr. Emily Jenkins, University of British Columbia (Research Collaborator, BC Lead)
  • Donna May, mumsDU (Community Advisor, Participant)
  • Petra Schulz, Moms Stop the Harm (Community Advisor, Participant)
  • Kym Porter (Participant)
  • Phil Haug (Participant)

See Beyond

FILM: Beauty in Pain

Beauty in Pain

Beauty in Pain is the story of a Canadian artist turned nurse and her struggles to find the beauty in burnout after personal challenges and systemic bullying. She finds her passion for art again in an unlikely place - a parking lot in Vancouver.

Project Team

  • Director: Miguel Angel Helu
  • Producer: Karen Chan
  • Writers: Karen Chan, Miguel Angel Helu
  • Story Consultant: Tom Grass
  • Set Photography: Jane Gismondi
  • Production Assistant: Jimmy Wu
FILM: When Compassion Counts:  A Conversation With Mental Health Nurses

When Compassion Counts:  A Conversation With Mental Health Nurses

In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or mental illness.  For a variety of reasons, however, not all of these people will receive the health care support they need.  In this film, we gather a group of nurses who work in the areas of mental health and substance use services to discuss the importance of showing compassion in their work - both compassion towards the clients/patients we work with and towards our fellow colleagues. We specifically highlight the importance of compassion as a way to engage people in health care services in both the short and long-term.

Film Credits

  • Michelle Danda
  • Jessica Key
  • Claire Pitcher
  • Michael Scott
  • Sheryl Zentner

Written By:  Claire Pitcher
Camera & Editing By:  Chris Barker

FILM: Taking Steps: Warrior Women's Wellness

Taking Steps: Reclaiming Wellness through trauma- and violence-informed physical activity programming

Taking Steps: Warrior Women's Wellness program is a trauma- and violence-informed physical activity program created by and for pregnant and parenting women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This documentary is a snapshot into how community-based research informed this work, program highlights and the lessons learned.

Appearances (alphabetical):

  • Carly M.
  • Francine Darroch
  • Jaime Adams
  • Jennifer E.
  • Jessica Webb
  • Jools A.
  • Maria G.
  • Robyn Fabiosa
  • Sarah V.
  • All the program participants of Taking Steps: Warrior Women's Wellness

Production Crew:

  • Jen Muranetz, Director, producer, camera, editor
  • Dunia Tozy, Additional camera
  • Adam Johnson, Audio post-production
  • Claudio Cruz, Colour Grade

Research Funders:

  • Vancouver Foundation
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • Killam Laureates
  • Women’s Health Research Institute

A film by Estoria Productions

FORUM THEATRE: The CRAB Project

THE CRAB PROJECT: EMBODIED LEARNING TO ADDRESS BULLYING USING FORUM THEATRE AND COGNITIVE REHEARSAL

The “CRAB” (Cognitive Rehearsal to Address Bullying) project emerged in response to student/faculty-shared concerns about the prevalence of bullying experienced by nursing students.

Our project brought together UBC School of Nursing faculty and undergraduate students in collaboration with a colleague from the UBC Department of Theatre and Film to design an innovative workshop for baccalaureate level undergraduate nursing students.  The structure consisted of 8 small workshops, which were grounded in the theoretical underpinnings of relational inquiry and structures of power. From this space, participants (faculty facilitators, RN actors and students) engaged in forum theatre to consider ways of responding to bullying behaviours. This was then followed by session debriefings, informal feedback, cognitive rehearsal scripting, and an invitation to participate in a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of using forum theatre and cognitive rehearsal.

BOARD GAME: Gender Health Care Challenge

This game was designed by transgender youth through Trans Youth in Translation, a project aimed at translating research findings from the Trans Youth Hormone Therapy Decision Making Study into creative works. The goal was to design an evidence-based tool to help health care providers understand what trans youth experience when they are trying to access hormone therapy.