PhotoVoices in Healthcare
Connecting through Photography
Connecting with and understanding patient populations – what makes them happy and sad, their priorities and challenges – can help clinicians provide better healthcare. This project aims to connect patients, clinicians, and community advocates through PhotoVoice to help clinicians provide better HIV-related healthcare to patients. PhotoVoice is a participatory technique where individuals respond to questions through photographs and captions.
In the Participant Portal individuals representing diverse patient populations learn photography tips from a professional photographer. They then answer a series of questions through photography and captions. As examples, they are asked what makes them happy, what challenges they face, and what they want doctors to know about them. Our team then turns their submissions into short videos, or PhotoVoice presentations. These patient PhotoVoice presentations are shared with clinicians and community advocates.
In the Clinician Portal, clinicians who are training to provide HIV-related healthcare can view the PhotoVoice presentations created by participants.
In the Community Portal, community advocates can access the PhotoVoice presentations created by participants for their work advocating for the best possible HIV-related healthcare.