The SEED Team journey: A phenomenological study of a multidisciplinary healthcare team's experience using the new creative tool ‘photovoice’ for critical reflection.
This paper describes how a newly formed multidisciplinary healthcare team used photovoice as a creative way to improve team bonding and explore individual and team wellbeing
A phenomenological methodology was used to explore connections and team bonds in the Stability Encompassing Endurance Direction (SEED) Team, a newly formed team of healthcare professionals, using photovoice.
The SEED Team’s reflections provide insights into using creative photography as a way to express feelings and the importance of wellbeing. The process encouraged individuals to take time away from their cognitive task state.
The use of photovoice in a newly formed team highlighted the effectiveness of reflective practice that can strengthen team connections and provide opportunities to take a break.
This study explored a simple yet powerful tool from an experiential perspective. The tool has potential for use in future wellbeing activities and initiatives. The process added value to the participants’ existing facilitation skills and fostered awareness of their surroundings while taking creative photographs.
Keywords: Photovoice, SEED, reflection, connections, wellbeing