"TANGLES"

















…is a musical that portrays the impact of a neurocognitive disorder (e.g. dementia) on a family and healthcare team. The performance is followed by a dialogue aimed at illustrating best practices, resources, and skills, and gives attendees an opportunity to explore practical strategies for person-centered care and the optimal utilization of inter-professional teams.

"I saw someone I know in every character."

"The play brought me back to my training and helped me think about what I'm modeling - or not modeling - in clinical settings."



                              "TANGLES" 

















…is a musical that portrays the impact of a neurocognitive disorder (e.g. dementia) on a family and healthcare team. The performance is followed by a dialogue aimed at illustrating best practices, resources, and skills, and gives attendees an opportunity to explore practical strategies for person-centered care and the optimal utilization of inter-professional teams.

    “THE AUTOPSY OF DR. MELINDA J. SMITH”











…follows a a character on her journey from her first day of medical school to her third year of residency. The presentation focuses on a wide variety of medical roles (nurse, medical student, attending, administrator) and issues such as professional behavior, wellness, leadership, and communication among interdisciplinary teams.

Workshops




                         "HOLISTIC REVIEW"






















Holistic Review incorporates multimedia and theater to create a simulation that explores how diversity impacts evaluation at all phases of decision making.  Attendees are cast in the role of a hiring committee and delegated the challenge of picking one candidate among three. At each stage of the workshop, the three candidates, played by professional actors, reveal information about their background, experience, and abilities. The combination of animation and theater provokes “aha” moments and an honest dialogue about how we interpret each other through a lens of our own experience, identity and values.  

 

Theater, coupled with a targeted curriculum, is a unique and highly effective tool for identifying limiting organizational factors, heightening awareness and changing behavior.  Theater offers participants an accurate depiction of their clinical life, essential areas for change such as their own communication styles, and greater awareness of how their interpersonal dynamics contribute to patient care errors. The accompanying curriculum of each theatrical event provides an invaluable opportunity to practice identifying and addressing critical moments, unexplored in traditional workshops.


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