Our project resulted in several videos, available on our YouTube channel, along with infographics and a capstone poster (available below). We also produced a peer reviewed product, consisting of links to the videos and discussion questions. This is available at a website dedicated to community-engaged scholarship: CES4Health.
Our interdisciplinary, ethnodrama team consisted of:
Elizabeth Quinlan, PhD, Sociology, University of Saskatchewan and Roanne Thomas, PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa
Linda McMullen, PhD, Psychology, University of Saskatchewan
Shahid Ahmed, MD, Saskatoon Cancer Centre, Oncology, University of Saskatchewan
Pam Fichtner, RMT, Sephira Healing, Saskatoon
Janice Block, SPT, Physical Therapy, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon
For several years, Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (University of Saskatchewan) and I co-led an innovative project featuring;
- live performances,
- videos of performances and interviews with study participants/performers,
- and an interactive website
in order to explore ethnodrama and lymphedema after breast cancer.
By using interactive ethnodrama as both a Knowledge Translation strategy and as a form of psychosocial support, our study;
- extended the application of ethnodrama as a KT strategy to the domain of arm morbidity, and
- provided a solid foundation for the development of new forms of psychosocial interventions for breast cancer survivors.