Healthy Ethics: Plays for Health Care by Katherine Koller
The Healthy Ethics plays were commissioned to be presented by staff at professional development days for nurses in hospitals. They have since been read at conferences, ethics events, arts research seminars, festivals, seniors’ lodges and universities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
One of the plays, Queenie’s Castle, is translated into French and also into Cree. Reading the Healthy Ethics plays aloud, to be heard and discussed by others, gives students and healthcare workers an inviting and accessible entry into the study of ethics. They may be staged or accessed as readers' theatre or audioplays.
The manuscript includes a Foreword by Margaret Somerville, author of The Ethical Imagination and other books on ethics for a general readership, and founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University.
Foreword by Margaret Somerville
Preface by Katherine Koller
Fires of the Full Moon
The Thing with Feathers
A Frog in the Well
Queenie’s Castle (English)
Queenie’s Castle (Cree and English)
Le Château de Queenie (French)
Bite of the Spider
The Circle Game
Keywords: Ethics, Hospital, Patient Care
Content note: The plays deal with health care issues such as end-of-life, birth, moral disengagement, resource allocation.
Suitable for students 16+