Learning from BRIGHTLIGHT Bristol

Mon Nov 28 2022 at 03:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Bristol | Bristol

Learning from BRIGHTLIGHT Bristol
Have you or a young person you know been affected by cancer? We need your help!
About this Event

FYI: There are two workshops for this event, you only need to attend on!

Please select either the 3-5 pm workshop or the 6-8 pm workshop.

For young people, you must be currently aged 16-26 years and have had cancer when you were aged 13-24 years, you can be on treatment or have finished treatment

Learning from BRIGHTLIGHT

We are looking for young people to take part in an interactive performance about the BRIGHTLIGHT study results. BRIGHTLIGHT was an evaluation of how care was delivered for young people with cancer in England. The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research. BRIGHTLIGHT used surveys, interviews and observations of clinics and wards to explore how care was delivered in different types of hospitals. For example,treatment in a specialist unit called Principal Treatment Centres for young people versus care in children’s and adult hospitals. BRIGHTLIGHT also looked at whether it mattered where young people were treated and how much it cost young people and the NHS. The survey data indicated those receiving care shared between a specialist unit and another cancer hospital were more likely to have a poorer experience. In contrast, the interviews with young people indicated more positive opinions of the specialist unit compared to other cancer units, but it was important to note that it took time for hospitals and professionals to build the skills to develop specialist care for young people

Previously, we presented our results using traditional scientific methods and an artistic performance titled ‘There is a Light: BRIGHTLIGHT’. The performance had a memorable impact on both healthcare professionals and patients, and this also helped to raise awareness of cancer care and treatment among young people for a wider audience. Similarly, the aim of Learning from BRIGHTLIGHT is to make the BRIGHTLIGHT results as clear as possible, so that they can be understood by many different people. Our previous experience of using artistic methods showed this was an excellent way of getting a range of audiences to understand the results. We also found it was a highly enjoyable and impactful experience for all those who took part in developing the performance.

We know that often research results are not made easily available or presented in a way that is easy to understand to the people who take part in it, or the people it is about. We want to ensure that the results of the BRIGHTLIGHT study will be as widely available and as easy to understand as possible. To do so we need help from young people with an experience of cancer care, their supporters and the healthcare workers who work with them to give us their view on how best we can communicate these results through our performances.


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Bristol, United Kingdom


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