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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 perspective about obesity and mental health
Obesity and mental illness: an epidemic within an epidemic (Monday, February 13, 2017)
Dr. Elizabeth Dettmer, Staff Psychologist and Mental Health Lead with the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP), gives her perspective on the connection between mental health and obesity.
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Thumbnail linking to perspective by Alissa Ulster on National White Cane Week
Using a white cane for vision loss can be more challenging than you’d think (Tuesday, February 7, 2017)
On National White Cane Week Alissa Ulster, Social Worker in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, gives her perspective on raising public awareness to the challenges faced by those living with vision loss.
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Our shared vision for mental health services for children and youth (Wednesday, January 25, 2017)
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of SickKids and Donna Duncan, President and CEO of Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, discuss their shared vision of mental health services for children and youth.
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Link to perspective from Dr. Bonifacio about transgender youth.
Caring for transgender youth (Friday, January 20, 2017)
Dr. Joey Bonifacio, Staff Paediatrician and Clinical Lead of the Transgender Youth Clinic at SickKids, gives his perspective on caring for transgender youth.
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Button linking to perspective from Dr. Cohen on the toll of caregiving
The impact of caring for a child with complex medical needs and the toll it takes on a mom’s own health (Tuesday, December 20, 2016)
Dr. Eyal Cohen, Staff Paediatrician at SicKKids, gives his perspective on what happens to mothers when their children aren't healthy.
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Link to perspective by Diane and Meghan
Grandma, Mother, Son: three generations of care at SickKids (Wednesday, December 14, 2016)
Diane (Grandma), Meghan (Mom) and Henry (Meghan’s one-year-old son), a Toronto family that shares a SickKids connection, thank SickKids for saving their lives - all three were born with similar intestinal conditions that required immediate surgery after birth.
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