SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

SOURCE: Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

September 20, 2016 12:30 ET

Research reveals therapeutic value of digital storytelling

University of Calgary findings emphasize mental health of young cancer patients and survivors

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - University of Calgary assistant nursing professor Catherine Laing will announce findings from a research study that investigated the effects of digital storytelling on young people affected by childhood cancer as well as health care professionals. Media are invited to attend an availability with Professor Laing and a pediatric cancer survivor who participated in the study on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This research was funded by the Kids Cancer Care Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research Fund, an endowed fund at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.

WHAT: Research findings on the therapeutic value of digital storytelling for young cancer patients and medical professionals

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Second floor, Professional Faculties Building Rm 2250 (Research Office) 2500 University Drive N.W.
(Public parking available in Lot 1 see campus and parking maps)

WHO: Catherine Laing, assistant nursing professor, University of Calgary
Anika Haroon, two-time cancer survivor and digital storytelling research participant

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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About the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
Kids Cancer Care strives to ease the pain and suffering of young people affected by cancer, whether that means rekindling lost childhoods at Camp Kindle and through year-round outreach programs; or restoring confidence and hope for the future through educational support and scholarship programs; or permanently eliminating the disease through new research and better treatments at the hospital.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts
    Karen Cook
    Senior Manager, Communications, Faculty of Nursing
    University of Calgary
    W: 403.220.4361

    Gail Anne Corbett
    Communication Manager
    Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
    C: 403.607.5565