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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 from Dr. Mike Apkon on high reliability organizations and patient safety.
Caring Safely: SickKids’ journey to becoming a high reliability organization (Thursday, June 8, 2017)
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), gives his perspective on patient safety and SickKids' journey to becoming a high reliability organization.
Link to perspective on palliative care
More SickKids families are choosing to have their child’s end-of-life care outside of critical care units (Tuesday, June 6, 2017)
Dr. Adam Rapoport, Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT); Kim Widger, Nurse Researcher with PACT; and Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief, give their perspective on families choosing to have their child's end-of-life-care outside of critical care units.
Link to perspective by Dr. Ashley Vandermorris
How Canada can help global adolescent health mature (Thursday, June 1, 2017)
Dr. Ashley Vandermorris, Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Child Health and Staff Physician in Adolescent Medicine at SickKids, and Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Child Health discuss five themes that can position Canada to successfully champion global adolescent health.
Link to perspective by David Manly on Manulife Kids Science Program.
Kids Science hands-on events inspire next generation of young scientists (Thursday, May 18, 2017)
David Manly, Manulife Kids Science Officer at SickKids, discusses his experience running the program and its biggest event "Science Extravaganza."
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Together, we are redesigning mental health care for children and youth (Monday, May 1, 2017)
Christina Bartha, Executive Director of the Brain and Mental Health Program at SickKids, discusses how we can facilitate access to appropriate care to improve mental health outcomes for children and youth.
Link to perspective on World TB Day
If TB could talk: A closer look at tuberculosis in Canada (Friday, March 24, 2017)
On World TB Day, Dr. Ian Kitai, Staff Physician in Infectious Diseases at SickKids, gives his perspective on TB in Canada.