November 29, 2010
A wonderful and important performance project is one being carried out by my friends at Performance of a Lifetime and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. Dubbed the Performance of Resiliency, the project began in 2008 and involves the entire oncology nursing department in developing their ability to care for themselves and each other, and to give more of themselves to their patients—given the demands of their patients’ needs and the complexity of cancer care. Performance of a Lifetime designed the project with the understanding that resiliency is esssentially a developmental, socially creative activity optimally produced through performing in new ways.
The Kimmel Center has just released a video,“Nursing Resiliency,” which is both part of the project and at the same time “about” the project. I urge yuo to watch it and share it!