Photovoice project

I am inviting all stroke carers to join with this project.

The “stroke carers’ photovoice project” requests you to submit your photos using this link: https://www.instagram.com/photovoiceforstrokecarers/.

You can use your camera phone – with regard to your carers’ life. It can include photos that depict your emotions, challenges, methods of caring as well as your innovative best practices created by yourselves.

So, your contribution is fairly simple: take a quick photo, write something according to the SHOWeD technique (you will find in this post later), and post it.

Research has shown that this photovoice technique brings immense value and meaning to your life and others who are and will be in a similar position as you.

What is photo voice?

Photovoice is a qualitative research method. The participants take photos that represent their own experience about a subject of interest, write a short narrative following a set of five standard questions (the SHOWeD technique), and later, they come together to discuss and exhibit.

More recently, the method is used for online projects too. Following this tradition, we propose a “stroke carers’ photovoice project”.

What is “SHOWeD” technique?

The “SHOWeD” is an acronym. You are requested to write something as responses to the following questions with regard to the photos you submit. The “SHOWeD” refers to;

  • S = What do you See in this photo?
  • H = What is Happening in this photo?
  • O = How does it relate to Our lives?
  • We = Why does this situation or concern exist?
  • D = What can we Do about it?

Some example photos that you can post are below.

Ethical guidelines

Submitting photos are surely carry some important ethical practices. Based on past research, We request to adhere the following rules.

  • The photographer owns the copyright. As a result, you can decide either to add your name whatever you choose – either a real name or any other name – to the photo and the narrative you write.
  • Make every genuine effort to ensure the privacy of you and your loved one whom you are taking care of.

Author: Prasantha De Silva

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