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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.

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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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Nursing & mental health
Nursing and Mental Health: Cross-training and collaboration increases mental health care capacity across SickKids (Thursday, May 9, 2019)
In celebration of both Nursing Week and Children’s Mental Health Week, meet Alysha and Chris, two of our cross-trained nurses, as they share their perspectives on bridging medical health care and mental health care.
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Link to perspective on Purple Day
Finding my voice: My epilepsy diagnosis (Tuesday, March 26, 2019)
It’s Purple Day – Kiren Gill, Sr. Communications Specialist at SickKids provides a perspective on what it was like to be diagnosed with Epilepsy as a teen.
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