Catherine Laing, RN, PhD, is an assistant professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Canada. Her program of research is focused on the psychosocial impact of childhood cancer on children, families, and larger systems of health care and communities. She has studied children’s cancer camp, explored the therapeutic value of digital storytelling, and has led ground-breaking work using Social Return on Investment (SROI). All of her research has direct implications for family nursing practice in the ways in which nurses can attend to the emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of children and families. Dr. Laing is a recipient of the 2017 IFNA Rising Star Award. For more information, contact IFNA member, Catherine Laing.
Recent publications include:
Laing, C. M., Moules, N. J., Estefan, A., & Lang, M. (2017). Stories that heal: Understanding the effects of creating digital stories with pediatric and adolescent/young adult oncology patients. Journal of Pediatric Oncology, 34, 272-282. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043454216688639
Laing, C. M., & Moules, N. J. (in press). Social return on investment: A new approach to understanding and advocating for value in healthcare. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(12). doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000557
Laing, C. M., Moules, N. J., Estefan, A., & Lang, M. (2017). “Stories take your role away from you”: Understanding the impact on healthcare professionals of viewing digital stories of pediatric and adolescent/young adult oncology patients. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 34(4), 261-271. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043454217697023