When not addressed, bad hospital experiences can cause issues with coping and avoidance of medical care. New technologies can help patients and their families have a better experience at the hospital. We are exploring how emerging and immersive technologies can be used to learn about upcoming appointments and procedures, and cope with pain and anxiety.
Teenagers, 14-18 years old
Caregivers of children and teenagers 0-18 years old
Patient experience with one of the following in the last year:
-having surgery or medical imaging
-treatment for conditions involving the heart, bone, muscles, brain, spinal cord, sensory system, or pain lasting longer than 3 months
-rehabilitation at a hospital for any condition
-have stayed in the hospital for 14+ days
Please be advised that not everyone who expresses interest will be selected to join the study as the study uses quota-based sampling.
In-person interviews will only be available for those residing in the Lower Mainland, as they will be held at the BC Children's Hospital. For participants residing outside of this area, online interviews over Zoom will be conducted.
Participants who are not fluent in English and/or do not reside in Canada will be excluded from the study.
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