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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 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.
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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.
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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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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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