Tag Archives: research

Videos, ebooks help parents decide when children need to go to ER

Featured in the University of Alberta Folio, Drs. Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling talk about their research programs and the health resources we have developed. The best way to inform parents of the latest evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses is to tell them a story, according to the researchers behind an innovative program at the University of Alberta. “In Canada, one in five kids who go to the emergency room department don’t need to be there and could be treated elsewhere,” Continue reading →

From Clinical Trials to Picture Books: The Creative Challenge of Translating Research 

Featured in the University of Alberta Quad, our Stakeholder Engagement and Research Coordinator Michelle Chan writes about our research. If you have, or have ever taken care of, a young child, you might have experienced an unsettling panic when they start to exhibit symptoms of being unwell. Is that cough normal? Is it a cold? Is it croup? And what do you do about it? Instead of scrolling through websites with complex and confusing information, you could instead look through a simple and engaging infographic Continue reading →

Spotlight on Shannon Scott: Empowering Parents through Research-Based Evidence

Dr. Shannon Scott uses the power of stories to ensure that up-to-date research on child health is placed in the hands of parents, families, healthcare professionals, and policy-makers. Parents want to be involved in their children’s healthcare, and in order to be included, access to the latest research that is easy to understand has to be readily available. Unfortunately, in Canada, this isn’t always the case. Dr. Shannon Scott—Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing, Canada Research Chair for Knowledge Translation in Child Continue reading →

Is your child suffering from constipation?

*Please note this phase of the study is now complete and we are no longer looking for participants.    Is your child suffering from constipation? We want to hear from you!   Your child may be suffering from constipation if they have 2 or more of the following: 2 or fewer poops in the toilet per week (at 4 years of age) Has accidents or stains in his or her underwear Holds his or her poops Hard or painful poops Large poops that plug the Continue reading →

Interested in our tool development process?

When it comes to developing our parent tools, we make sure to involve families in the process from start to finish.  This image gives you a snapshot into what our research process looks like for each of the knowledge translation (KT) tools we develop for families and caregivers. These tools/health resources provide information based on the latest research about the symptoms of common childhood conditions, how to manage them at home, and when to seek care. If you are interested in getting involved in our Continue reading →