Cultivating Compassion

How Digital Storytelling is Transforming Healthcare

  • Pip Hardy
  • Tony Sumner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Pip Hardy, Tony Sumner
      Pages 5-21
    3. Pip Hardy
      Pages 23-43
    4. Pip Hardy, Tony Sumner
      Pages 45-61
    5. Pip Hardy, Tony Sumner
      Pages 63-84
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-88
    2. Fiona O’Neill, Gill Bowskill, Carole Carter, Brian Clark, Karen Hoffman, Jools Symons
      Pages 103-115
    3. Matthew Hodson
      Pages 141-150
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-153
    2. Steve Corry-Bass, Matthew Critchfield, Weehaan Pang
      Pages 169-181
  5. Part IV

  6. Part V

  7. Part VI

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 365-384

About this book


This book explores how digital storytelling can catalyze change in healthcare. Edited by the co-founders of the award-winning Patient Voices Programme, the authors discuss various applications for this technique; from using digital storytelling as a reflective process, to the use of digital stories in augmenting quantitative data. Through six main sections this second edition covers areas including healthcare education, patient engagement, quality improvement and the use of digital storytelling research. The chapters illuminate how digital storytelling can lead to greater humanity, understanding and, ultimately, compassion. This collection will appeal to those involved in delivering, managing or receiving healthcare and healthcare education and research, as well as people interested in digital storytelling and participatory media.


NHS Pilgrim Projects mental health services digital storytelling Cultivating compassion healthcare art therapy healthcare educators Patient Voices Programme

Editors and affiliations

  • Pip Hardy
    • 1
  • Tony Sumner
    • 2
  1. 1.Patient Voices, Pilgrim ProjectsLandbeachUK
  2. 2.Patient Voices, Pilgrim ProjectsLandbeachUK

Bibliographic information