Why do nurses use traditional oral storytelling with patients in a forensic hospital setting?
Some quotes from the study:
….[After] I had told him a story the patient had gone from, like, throwing doors off and trying to assault staff, to just walking out of the obs lounge all nice and relaxed, and they didn’t need to seclude him….Storytelling became a real alternative to seclusion and PRN and stuff for him….
…[This] isn’t about bringing out another tick box, it’s about looking outside the box at true innovation; this is about taking something on that you can develop and change….
…It gives you a different way to approach someone…it’s about the way you actually say something, different skills that you’ve learned through storytelling…
….It’s given me the ability to see outside the box…..Storytelling has made me a lot softer, it’s helped me engage….finding different ways to engage with the patients.….it has improved my practice dramatically.…..I think it’s been phenomenal….