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Authors

  1. Liehr, Patricia PhD, RN
  2. Morris, Kate BA, MA
  3. Leavitt, Mary Ann RN, BSN, CCRN
  4. Takahashi, Ryutaro MD, PhD

Abstract

Peace, both personal and global, resides in understanding. Verbatim theatre is introduced as a vehicle for translating research findings to promote understanding and thereby, promote health. By shifting our translation lens from "bench to bedside" to "field to forum," new opportunities arise for moving nursing research-findings to an engaged audience. Stories from Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima survivors were woven into the verbatim performance, With Their Voices Raised. Analysis of audience members' reflections after the performance suggests that verbatim theatre created a connection based in openness, engagement, and trust that informed understanding and raised awareness about peace processes.