The Ann and Ellis Johnson Gallery and the Jessye Norman School of the Arts are hosting a photovoice exhibition reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the gallery, 322 8th St.
The exhibition will feature compelling photographs and discussions with the photographers, who are breast cancer survivors with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
“This exhibition will hopefully empower the participants to share their stories and positively impact future cancer care,” said Dawn Langley-Brady, a nurse researcher at Augusta University’s College of Nursing.
“I am using photovoice methodology to understand breast cancer survivors’ experience living with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and by better understanding CIPN’s impact on survivors’ lives, we can improve the care we provide,” she added.
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a major side effect of chemotherapy drugs. The symptoms affect the sensory and autonomic neurons in the body. The symptoms tend to worsen during chemotherapy and will begin to regress once treatment stops, but for many, the symptoms will last a lifetime.
Photovoice is an engaging method that uses photography to gather opinions and perspectives from the audience.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibition will be on display until Saturday, Nov. 16.
The event is sponsored by the American Holistic Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses Foundation Research Grants.
Contact Dawn Langley-Brady at (706) 721-3998 with questions.