We are all Caregivers. Kids, adults, neighbours, friends, doctors, patients. But sometimes it can be hard to make sense of our role as Caregivers. We often don't know our own story until someone asks us to tell it - and listens. Follow the journey of 13 Caregivers, as they work with health narrative specialist Mike Lang to create a Digital Story about their caregiving experience. Through the process they not only find their story, they learn how to share it with the people that matter most to them. These stories explore what it truly means to be there for the people in our lives.
Roadwest Pictures & Mike Lang
Roadwest Pictures, in collaboration with Centre Pin Media & Director Mike Lang, are heavily involved in telling powerful stories in a health care setting. In addition to his documentary filmmaking work, Mike is a health narrative researcher and doctoral student at the University of Calgary, focusing on Digital Storytelling in a health and wellness context. Over the past 9 years he has worked with hundreds of patients, family members and health care providers, from across all injury and illness groups, to create Digital Stories of their experiences. Mike’s connection with the Roadwest & Centre Pin team is a collaboration founded on the understanding that good stories, well told, can change the very fabric of modern health care systems. What is needed are people who are brave enough to share their story, and are willing to openly and honestly engage with the stories of others. Stories are a common language; they are the key to understanding what it means to live well in the midst of illness or injury.
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Special Thanks To
UCalgary’s Faculty of Nursing is a community of dedicated professionals. We are leaders in registered nursing education, providing practical and theoretical instruction to current and future health care practitioners and researching the critical health issues of today.