Mary Bryson | Girona University | On April 6, 2018

I provided a public lecture to students from the Teacher Education Program at the University of Girona. I discussed a general framework of population health and minority stress, to provide an introduction to cancer health and experiences for LGBT cancer patients. I discussed findings from the Cancer’s Margins project (www.lgbtcancer.ca) which is Canada’s first nationally funded research project on cancer and sexual/gender marginality, that is national in scope.

Our 21st century medical culture has grown more immersive and potentially collaborative with transformative impacts of patient access to knowledge online. Digital arts-based methods are effective tools for community-based documentation of experience and knowledge, and are extensively utilized in health knowledge mobilization. I also outlined Cancer’s Margins uses of digital storytelling. We viewed cancer patients’ digital stories and discussed how to integrate digital storytelling in many different context of community and more formal education.