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I am a Postgraduate Researcher for the faculty of Health and Social Sciences of Bournemouth University and a Dramatherapist practitioner registered with HCPC and BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists). In 2017, I was awarded a match-funded clinical PhD studentship (Bournemouth University and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Trust) to research into compassionate care for older people in hospital.
My qualitative study is a phenomenological exploration of the lived experience of potentially disorientated older patients going through the Emergency Department. In particular, I am looking at how older patients experience a particular form of compassionate care intervention which I named ICCI (Intentional Compassionate Communication Intervention).
Being a clinical PGR, I am also based in the Dementia Care Team of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Trust, where I use my clinical skills to support both staff wellbeing and staff awareness of psychological and emotional issues involved in relating to patients with dementia and their families, through workshops, training days, and co-facilitation of Schwartz Rounds...
Before moving to the UK to qualify as a Dramatherapist I have studied and worked for ten years in the field of social care, social theatre and Dramatherapy in Italy. Collaborating -between others- with University of Tor Vergata, and participating to the dissemination process of the Glottodrama method (http://www.glottodrama.eu) teaching a foreign language through Drama.
I have also worked, for 15 years in theatre, as an actress, director and Drama facilitator for children, adults and older people.
Once in England, I gained significant clinical experience as a Dramatherapist with different clent groups, from children on the autistic spectrum to adults with eating disorders, personality disorders and schizophrenia.
Eventually, I started my Dramatherapy private practice in Winchester working therapeutically with both adults and children.more
Ongoing clinical PhD study: "An exploration of the lived experience of potentially disorientated older people who receive an Intentional Compassionate Communication Intervention (ICCI) when in A&E".
About the ICCI: the ICCI comprises proactive communication-focused support for older people. It involves a specific member of support staff identifying disorientated older patients in the emergency department and talking to them to help address their psychological needs and hopefully relieve their anxieties, sharing information and providing reassurance.
Aim: to explore the lived experience of older patients (65 years and over) who may feel disorientated in the Accident and Emergency department (A&E) of a district hospital and who receive an Intentional Compassionate Communication Intervention (ICCI) while in Accident and Emergency Department.
Objective: To gather rich accounts of older patients aged 65 years and over -who may have felt disorientated in the Accident and Emergency department (A&E) of a district hospital and who received an Intentional Compassionate Communication Intervention (ICCI)- about their personal experience of the A&E.
Methodology: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)
Methods: semi-structured interviews
- Paglioni, M., Pedata, L., Nardi, F., Di Santo, A.M., Bugliosi, R. and Mancuso, P., 2009. Laboratorio Teatrale 'Il Ruolo, La maschera, la Vita' [ "Drama workshop: 'Roles, Masks, Life']. RIVISTA.SCUOLA.IAD, 1 (2008/2009), 122-138.
- Paglioni, M.. Eating Disorders, Dramatherapy and Susie Orbach. Available from: https://www.therecoverclinic.co.uk/eating-disorders-dramatherapy-susie-orbach/.
- Paglioni, M., Ellis-Hill, C., Board, M., Branney, J. and Valentine, J., 2019. “An exploration of the lived experience of older people who received an Intentional Compassionate Communication Intervention (ICCI) while in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department”. In: British Society of Gerontology 48th annual conference.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Seminar on the importance of listening to patients stories in healthcare for BU undergraduate students. Module on Professional Practice for all HSS UG, in February 2019.
How do we communicate?, Bournemouth University, 12 Oct 2019 more
Experiential workshop on the theme of "Communication" for the Allied Health Professions Southwest students conference
What is Dramatherapy?, Università Europea di Roma (Rome, Italy), 17 Feb 2018 more
Lecture and experiential workshop on Dramatherapy for the MA programme in Social Theatre of UER-Università Europea di Roma (European University of Rome)
- The Cosy Room Dramatherapy, Dramatherapist and owner (2018-), https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/counselling/the-cosy-room-therapy-dramatherapy-winchester-eng/410231
- Clinical Postgraduate Researcher, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- facilitation of "The Hero's journey" experiential workshop in the context of the annual literary festival of Yeovil. Aim of the workshop was to facilitate participants in using the literary structure of the Hero's journey to explore their own life-path and potentials.
- facilitation of an experientail workshop on the use of stories and storytelling for health and wellbeing as part of the annual Literary Festival in Yeovil.
- 5th Humanising Health, Care and Wellbeing conference, What is the lived experience of older patients going through a hospital's Emergency Department?, 13 Jun 2019, Bournemouth University
- NHS BADth subcommittee sharing practice event, Drawing on dramatherapy skills while working with patients and staff in physical health wards, 23 Nov 2018, Hatfield
- 4th European Sigma Theta PGR virtual conference -research excellence in nursing and midvifery-, 21 Nov 2018, online
- 4th Humansing Health, care and Wellbeing conference, A mixed-methods investigation into the impact of ICCI (Intentional Compassionate Communication Intervention) for older people in A&E, 21 Jun 2018, Bournemouth University
- MA in Dramatherapy (Roehampton University, 2016)
- Alec Collier memorial Prize, awarded to research which will have a positive impact on older people and those living with dementia. (Bournemouth University, 2019)
- Highly commended poster for the Stirling Prize (British Society of Gerontology, 2019)
- British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth), Member,
- HCPC, registrant,