Technologies, Nursing & HealthDesigning Technology to Address Parent Uncertainty in Childhood CancerMorrison, Caroline F. MSN, RN; Szulczewski, Lauren PsyD; Strahlendorf, Laura F. BS; Lane, J. Blake BFA; Mullins, Larry L. PhD; Pai, Ahna L.H. PhD Author Information Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (Mss Morrison and Strahlendorf and Drs Szulczewski and Pai); Live Well Collaborative, Cincinnati, Ohio (Mr Lane); and College of Arts and Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (Dr Mullins). Correspondence: Caroline F. Morrison, MSN, RN, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 7039, Cincinnati, OH 45229 ([email protected]). This project was supported by the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR 1R01 NR014248-01A1). The authors thank the Live Well Collaborative team members and Craig Vogel for their contributions to the design thinking process and data collection. They also thank the parents who graciously donated their time to support the project. The authors claim no conflict of interest. Advances in Nursing Science 39(1):p 15-25, January/March 2016. | DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000100 Buy Metrics Abstract The stress and uncertainty created by a child's cancer diagnosis and treatment can affect parent and child functioning. Health technology provides a potential avenue for intervention delivery. Interviews were conducted with parents of children diagnosed with cancer to discover their needs following diagnosis and design a relevant mobile application. Treatment experience was the overarching theme. Subthemes included the emotional response, use of information, and environmental factors. Technology was used primarily to seek out information and communicate with others. Health technologies are gaining popularity and have the potential to be beneficial for patients and families throughout the treatment experience. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.