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digital storytelling, nursing education, palliative care education, teaching methods, technology innovation



  1. Price, Deborah M. DNP, RN
  2. Strodtman, Linda PhD, RN
  3. Brough, Elizabeth PhD, RN
  4. Lonn, Steven PhD
  5. Luo, Airong PhD


This study investigated the impact of using digital stories in promoting deeper understanding in nursing students about palliative care concepts. Students (N = 134) created a 5-minute narrated digital story utilizing VoiceThread technology that synthesized and applied knowledge that had been presented in class and course readings. Postsurvey and focus group evaluation data revealed that through the writing and sharing of digital stories, students embraced the personal and complex nature of palliative care.