Seminar Series – May 13, 2010

Storytelling as a KT strategy in child health: Croup as an illustrative example

Drs. Lisa Hartling, Terry Klassen and Shannon Scott

** Please note the time change for this session – the seminar will be broadcast from 1400-1500 EST (1200-1300 MST)**

St Michael’s Hospital

193 Yonge St.

8th Floor Conference Room 8-003

To access front door, buzz #3931 (Christine Marquez)


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Lisa Hartling is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is Co-Director of the Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence and Associate Director of the University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center. She is an active member of the Cochrane Child Health Field and many Cochrane Review Groups. Her research interests include randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews in child health, with a specific interest in methods to improve the way that research is conducted and synthesized. Her recently completed doctoral dissertation was on storytelling as a communication tool for parents attending the emergency department with a child with croup.

Dr. Klassen is Director of Alberta Research Center for Health Evidence (ARCHE) and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital. He served as Chair of this Department from 1999 to 2009. He is a clinician scientist whose clinical base is Pediatric Emergency Medicine and has been active in Pediatric Emergency Research of Canada collaborating on a national research program involving randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and knowledge translation. He is the leader of the Cochrane Child Health Field and co-Editor in Chief of the Evidence-Based Child Health.

Shannon Scott, RN, PhD is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, both at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She completed postdoctoral and doctoral training at the University of Alberta. Dr. Scott’s program of knowledge translation research explores ways to improve the parents’ and health care professionals’ use of research findings in child health settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the development of stories incorporating evidence based information in croup
  • To report the results of a randomized controlled trial comparing stories to traditional patient information pamphlets
  • To qualitatively describe the process around how families use the stories to understand croup