"As a nurse, we talk a lot about family-centered care. However, understanding ​what really matters to families is a key element of this. As this study will help us understand which health outcomes are most important to families, it could ultimately help nurses to provide care in a more family-centered manner. Family- centered care is often a goal 
of nursing practice and ​is an important aspect of quality
​health care provision, so this ​study is a step in the right direction!"


Your part in the study will be to answer questions about your experience with your child’s illness through a discussion board on Facebook. We will ask new questions every week and will gather information from parents who get involved in the discussion.​ We will continue the discussion for an 8 week period between February 1st and March 28th, 2016.

Your participation is welcome at any time, and you are always free to stop participating.

The information you provide can help us answer some important questions.

The Questions:

(1) What is most important to parents when their 

child is sick?

(2) How can we use this information to help give 

the best possible care to kids?

(3) Can we use social media to connect with parents to help us answer important health care questions? 

​The Point: Illnesses that affect breathing are common in kids. 

We want to know about the experiences you and your child have had with one of these conditions.