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The Perspective
The Perspective

Welcome to The Perspective, a new forum where The Hospital for Sick Children’s leaders, clinicians, researchers, patients and families and other members of the SickKids community offer their unique perspectives on paediatric health-care issues which are making news.  Through The Perspective our contributors will offer their point of view on a wide range of issue that affect the health and well-being of children.

Link to web story about Global Child Health - Canadian Red Cross partnership
Why humanitarian and academic organizations should be working together (Wednesday, February 7, 2018)
For Canada’s International Development Week, Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Chief of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, and Dr. Salim Sohani, Director of Global Health at the Canadian Red Cross, share how and why their organizations are working together to improve the lives of women, children, newborns and adolescents globally.
Link to perspective about Peer Support Program
The power of peer support in health care (Wednesday, January 31, 2018)
On "Bell Let's Talk" Day, Kelly McNaughton, Manager of the Peer Support Program at SickKids, gives her perspective on the stress, fatigue and burnout that affect health-care professionals, and how The Peer Support and Trauma Program can help.
Link to perspective about Emergency Department
Your Emergency Department answering your questions (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)
Jason Fischer, Division Head of Emergency Medicine Division at SickKids, answers questions about cold and flu season to consider before heading to your local Emergency Department this winter.
Link to perspective from Dr. Michael Apkon on
Investing in our future: Time for a ‘moonshot’ to reduce Canada’s childhood mortality (Monday, December 4, 2017)
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of SickKids, gives his perspective on investing in our future and setting a child well-being 'moonshot.'
Link to perspective about facial difference
Living with a facial difference (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)
Farah Sheikh, social worker in the Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Programs at SickKids, gives her perspective on how she helps kids live with facial differences and a recent partnership with Jacob Tremblay.
Link to perspective about grief awareness day
‘Grieving in chunks’: helping kids cope with the death of a loved one (Wednesday, November 15, 2017)
Norah Shaughnessy, Grief Support Coordinator in the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at SickKids, gives her perspective on helping kids cope with the death of a loved one.