Participants Wanted - Family Presence During Resuscitation

Researchers at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary are studying staff experiences with family presence during resuscitation. As many are aware, a major change has occurred in hospitals encouraging family members to be present during resuscitation of a patient. However, we currently lack awareness of what educational opportunities and policies exist across Canada to help facilitate this change. We are asking for your help in identifying the policies and educational opportunities currently in place in both our adult and children’s hospitals, as well as hearing about your experiences and opinions.

You are being asked to: Complete an anonymous online questionnaire.
The questions involve: 1) Your knowledge on policies and educational opportunities. 2) Your experiences and opinions on family presence during resuscitation.
How long will it take: Approximately 10-15 minutes.
Benefits: As a thank you, you will be entered into a draw to win one of three gift cards worth $300, $200, and$100.

Click here for the proposal summary.

If you are interested in participating please visit:

The researcher will not tell anyone at this organization who participated or did not. Taking part or not taking part in this study will not affect your employment status, performance evaluation or any services you receive here at this organization. If necessary, your data will be aggregated with others when published in order to conceal your identity.

The University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board has approved this research study (Ethics IDREB17-0227)(See Attached). If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant or about the way the study is being conducted you may contact the Chair of the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board, Research Services, University of Calgary, 403-220-7990.

Please feel free to contact Elaine Gilfoyle ( or her PhD student Amanda Deacon ( if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate you considering this.

Amanda Deacon
MSc, PhD Candidate