University of Calgary

It’s not just camp: the healing power of kids’ cancer camps

March 6, 2013

A Faculty of Nursing doctoral student studying the benefits of the camp experience for kids with cancer and their families has discovered that it may be a necessary part of the healing process for everyone.

RN Catherine Laing interviewed cancer families and cancer camp counselors as part of her doctoral thesis. Cancer camps are designed to meet the needs of the whole family at each stage in the cancer experience—from diagnosis through treatment, to survival or bereavement.

Media are invited to speak to Catherine and her supervisor Dr Nancy Moules on Thursday, March 7, at the Faculty of Nursing Research Office, University of Calgary between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

What: Research into the effectiveness of kids’ cancer camps
When: Thursday 7 March between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Where: Faculty of Nursing Research Office, Second floor, Professional Faculties Building, University of Calgary.
Who: Researcher Catherine Laing and supervisor Nancy Moules
Parent Denine McMahon (by phone only)