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ADVANCING PRACTICE Using theatre in preceptorship

Gemma Boyd

Midwife, midwifery clinical educator and Progress member at Nottingham University Hospitals


 (May 2017)

Using theatre methods and techniques in post registration education has the unique advantage of facilitating learning that is based in the reality of practice yet in a safe space free from the demands and pressures of the work place. It offers compassionate insights that allow participants to reflect on others’ behaviour and how their behaviours can impact on the culture in which they work. This article offers a description of how this has been implemented within an acute NHS trust as part of a preceptorship programme in three ways: using a professional theatre company, with other educators and as an individual educator.