Performance and palliative care: A drama module for medical students

Ewan James Jeffrey, Jen Goddard, David Jeffrey

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    Abstract

    This paper describes an innovative 2 weeks module for medical students facilitated by drama educators and a palliative medicine doctor. The module incorporates drama, end-of-life care, teamwork and reflective practice. The module contents, practical aspects of drama teaching and learning outcomes are discussed. Various themes emerged from a study of Harold Pinter's play, The Caretaker, which were relevant to clinical practice: silence, power, communication, uncertainty and unanswered questions. Drama teaching may be one way of enhancing students' confidence, increasing self- awareness, developing ethical thinking and fostering teamworking. Copyright Article author (or their employer) 2012.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMedical Humanities
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    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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