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November 5, 2012

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» Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics journal article published

The Glamorgan-based Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics project team, led by Prof Maggie Kirk of the Genomics Policy Unit, were delighted to receive confirmation that our journal article An objective approach to evaluating an internet-delivered genetics education resource developed … Continue reading

October 6, 2010

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» Telling Stories tees off at The Belfry!

With Ryder Cup fever sweeping Wales and the UK this week, the Telling Stories team kept up with the golfing theme (minus the dodgy golfing knitwear!) as they visited the famous Belfry Golf Club in the West Midlands to give a ‘masterclass’ on the Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics website to the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing conference yesterday. The invite to give the presentation came as a result of the ‘Best Use of New Media’ award that the Telling Stories website won at last year’s AHC conference.

The session, which was attended by delegates from a wide range of backgrounds within healthcare communication and marketing, used Telling Stories as a case study to illustrate how online storytelling can be used as a powerful and effective means of engaging and educating healthcare professionals. As well as giving the audience an overview of the project from its inception to the present, attendees were invited to participate in some group work on both storytelling in general, and using some of the stories featured on the website. From the feedback received on the day, it seemed the session was well received by those attending, who commented that they found it enjoyable and engaging and felt that it provided some good ideas for others wishing to use the storytelling as an educational or training tool. Whilst the masterclass might not have quite reached the frenzied excitement of the final afternoon of the Ryder Cup, like Graeme McDowell’s final putt on the 17th on Monday, it went down well! :)

August 2, 2010

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» Tell your story about Telling Stories - students wanted to help with genetics film

Are you a healthcare student who has used the Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics (www.tellingstories.nhs.uk) website to learn more about genetic conditions and how they can impact on everyday life as part of your studies? If so, we’d love to hear form you.

We are looking for one or two healthcare students who would be willing to be interviewed about their experiences of using Telling Stories in their education as part of a film that Public Service Management Wales are making for their Storytelling Centre for Leadership project, in which they would like to highlight Telling Stories as an example of good practice. Filming is likely to commence within the next 2 to 3 months. Anyone who is interested and would be willing to help, please email Rhian Morgan, Telling Stories Project Officer or call 01443 483027

June 30, 2009

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» Online discussions with young people

‘Engaging young people: views on online storytelling’ is a pilot project funded by the Beacan for Wales, testing the feasibility of using an online method to collect young people’s views on sharing health related stories in the Internet.

A project web site has been developed, with considerable time and effort, to host online discussions. The discussions became alive last Monday. Thirteen enthusiastic young people aged 16-19 years joined the group. One topic was introduced for discussion each day from Monday to Friday last week. The discussions are still open for participants to contribute this week if they missed a discussion last week or would like to make additional comments.

Juping and Kim who moderated the discussions are very excited about young people’s views and the number of postings received. They are also keen to know what young people think about their experience of participation and their engagement with research. A brief online evaluation questionnaire was sent out this week to get some feedback from participants.

May 1, 2009

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» Beacon project kick off

‘Engaging young people: Investigating ethical boundaries and online storytelling’

This is a project funded by the Beacon for Wales. Hearing real stories about people’s experiences can make a difference in helping healthcare professionals to improve patient care. There are few stories available from young people at present and little is known about how we should approach and ask young people to tell their stories.

We are going to conduct an online focus group with about 16 young people aged 16-19 years to understand their views on sharing health-related stories with others. The online discussion will be held at the project website (http://ypstorytelling.ning.com/).

This project will contribute to the development of using Internet technology as a means of promoting active engagement of young people in research.

If you would need more information, please feel free to contact Juping Yu (jyu@glam.ac.uk; 01443 483879).