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January 19, 2021

Choosing the future of paediatrics wisely

Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids, shares his perspective on why paediatrics has been slow to embrace the Choosing Wisely movement to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

Julia Orkin and Reshma Amin

February 13, 2020

Talking to families about advanced care planning: Perspectives of families and health-care providers

Drs. Julia Orkin and Reshma Amin are SickKids leaders in the care of children with medical complexity who are technology-dependent. SickKids is home to the largest program in Canada for children with medical complexity as well as for long-term ventilation. Their new study, Understanding of Advance Care Planning in Children with Medical Complexity, was published February 13, 2020 in Pediatrics.

Christina Bartha

January 29, 2020

From community to hospital: Developing a mental health strategy to meet the needs of children and youth

With 70 per cent of mental health disorders presenting before the age of 17, mental health in paediatrics and extending to transitional age youth is a critical area of concern.

September 16, 2019

Vaping and back-to-school: Why parents need to have this important conversation with their children

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.

July 22, 2019

One year later: A trauma director’s reflections on the Danforth shooting

Dr. Suzanne Beno, Emergency Medicine Physician and Co-Medical Director of the Trauma Program at SickKids, shares her perspective on the need to remove access to firearms in society.

June 13, 2019

Parent with Pride

Jen Lockwood, Program Manager, Engagement and HR Communications, Human Resources at SickKids shares her perspective on supporting her son's journey with gender identity.

May 9, 2019

Nursing and Mental Health: Cross-training and collaboration increases mental health care capacity across SickKids

In celebration of both Nursing Week and Children’s Mental Health Week, meet two of our cross-trained nurses, who share their perspectives on bridging medical health care and mental health care.

March 26, 2019

Finding my voice: My epilepsy diagnosis

It’s Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness – Kiren Gill, Sr. Communications Specialist at SickKids provides a perspective on what it was like to be diagnosed with Epilepsy as a teen.

February 28, 2019

How a new SickKids fellowship is using collaboration to better understand paediatric rare diseases

A Perspective from Dr. Laurence Gauquelin, paediatric neurologist and the first clinical fellow in Advanced Genomics in Paediatric Rare Disease in the Centre for Genetic Medicine at SickKids.

February 8, 2019

Three takes on Canada’s new food guide

Dr. Lennox Huang, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, Daina Kalnins, Director of Clinical Dietetics, and Mary McAllister, Associate Chief of Nursing, sat down to give their unique perspectives on the new food guide released January 2019.

November 27, 2018

Living kidney donation: A selfless act of giving the gift of life

Through the years, nephrologists and surgeons at SickKids have performed close to 1,000 kidney transplants in children. None of these would have been possible without the generosity of organ donors.

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