TWU Nursing educator incorporates traditional Indigenous storytelling into modern medical research

"We're looking at all the stories we can find that have used Indigenous storytelling in health research and...looking for examples of really respectful ways of using storytelling. Together we're imagining how (storytelling) could be used in the future, and proposing a framework for more respectful use of storytelling." 

Dr. Kendra Rieger, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Dr. Kendra Rieger’s research explores the unique features of the arts as ways of knowing and expressing in healthcare. Her research interests include arts and health initiatives, arts-based research methods, and arts-based educational strategies.

Her current research projects involve investigating mindfulness-based expressive arts interventions for the psychosocial care of patients, using digital storytelling as an arts-based method in health research, and incorporating creative multimedia pedagogical strategies in nursing education.

Recently, Dr. Rieger, along with Sarah Gazan, a member of Lakota First Nation and breast cancer survivor, spoke to CBC's Emily Brass on Up to Speed, on incorporating traditional Indigenous storytelling into modern medical research.
 

Listen to Dr. Rieger's interview on CBC Radio:
 
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Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier Christian liberal arts university dedicated to equipping students to establish meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. It is a fully accredited research institution offering liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has five campuses and locations: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, Ottawa, and Bellingham, WA. TWU emphasizes academic excellence, research, and student engagement in a vital faith community committed to forming leaders to have a transformational impact on culture. Learn more at www.twu.ca or follow us on Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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