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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.

Care planning
Talking to families about advanced care planning: Perspectives of families and health-care providers (Thursday, February 13, 2020)
Drs. Julia Orkin, Medical Director of the Complex Care program, and Reshma Amin, Director of the Long-term Ventilation Program at SickKids, reflect on their new study looking at advance care planning experiences of parents and health-care providers for children with medical complexities
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From community to hospital: Developing a mental health strategy to meet the needs of children and youth (Wednesday, January 29, 2020)
On Bell Let's Talk Day, Christina Bartha discusses SickKids' interest, recognition and commitment to the continued need for mental health services for children, youth and their families.
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Vaping and back-to-school: Why parents need to have this important conversation with their children (Friday, September 6, 2019)
Dr. Theo Moraes, Staff Respirologist at SickKids shares his tips for parents on how to have important conversations with children and youth about e-cigarette use – otherwise known as vaping – to help keep all kids happy and healthy.
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The ripple effect
One year later: A trauma director’s reflections on the Danforth shooting (Monday, July 22, 2019)
Dr. Suzanne Beno, SickKids’ Emergency Physician and Trauma Program Co-Director, reflects on the 2018 tragedy, as well as the broader impact of gun-related injury.
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Project Horizon
From the Atrium to Project Horizon: And everything in between (Thursday, July 11, 2019)
Peter Sawras, Director of Facilities Planning at SickKids, shares his unique bond with the hospital – from when he started as an external design consultant in 1985, assisting with the SickKids’ Atrium, to the moment his son was diagnosed with leukemia and treated at SickKids, to helping forge a new hospital with the Project Horizon redevelopment project.
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Parent with Pride
Parent with Pride (Thursday, June 13, 2019)
Jen Lockwood, Program Manager, Engagement and HR Communications in Human Resources at SickKids writes about her son’s journey with his gender identity and what it means to be a “parent with pride”
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