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Casting new perspectives on palliative care

Posted by Molly Marcott on July 6, 2017 in News
A still image from a rehearsal of PEACE at the Halifax Central Library. (Provided photo)
A still image from a rehearsal of PEACE at the Halifax Central Library. (Provided photo)

Researchers from three provinces are challenging the stigma surrounding end-of-life care by merging scientific research with performance art.

Brenda Sabo, an associate professor in Dal’s School of Nursing, and a research team that includes physicians, nurses, family members, an epidemiologist and a bereavement counsellor have created the PEACE Project (Palliative Education through Art Communication and Engagement).

“I’ve been using art as a medium to present my research since 2007,” says Dr. Sabo. “It seemed like a no-brainer to include artistic elements in this project as well.”

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