Bring the Popcorn: Using Film to Teach Sexual and Reproductive Health

Joyce D. Cappiello 1 , 1  and Kerryellen Vroman 2 , 2
  • 1 University of New Hampshire, joycec@unh.edu
  • 2 University of New Hampshire, kerryellen.vroman@unh.edu

The use of film as a teaching modality offers an opportunity for nursing students to explore the intersections of science, theory, and personal values prior to caring for clients with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Although the use of a broad range of arts and humanities modalities in the classroom is described in the literature, the use of film in relationship to teaching SRH has not been explored. Furthermore, there is a paucity of literature regarding the didactic or clinical teaching of SRH in nursing education. This article provides a framework for incorporating film as a teaching strategy into both case-based and problem-based teaching pedagogies. Reviews and discussion questions of films are provided.

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