Interactive theater

An innovative conflict resolution teaching methodology

Anne L. Meng, John Sullivan

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Abstract

The incidence of verbally abusive families has dramatically increased in pediatric hospitals. A workshop incorporating interactive theater was designed to support staff in developing assertive communication skills to manage verbal abuse. Professional actors performed skits based on clinical scenarios. Participants entered the scenarios at any point to change the communication style and affect a positive outcome. Interactive theater enhances emotive learning that is essential to affect behavioral change. This is a useful strategy for educators to include in any training that is designed to change behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalJournal for Nurses in Staff Development
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Leadership and Management
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  • Education
  • Medicine(all)

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Interactive theater : An innovative conflict resolution teaching methodology. / Meng, Anne L.; Sullivan, John.

In: Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, Vol. 27, No. 2, 03.2011, p. 65-68.

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