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Tee Garnett leans against an outdoor bannister outside SickKids

May 20, 2021

Why we need to transform health-care systems to reflect the communities they serve

Tee Garnett, the inaugural Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at SickKids, shares their perspective on identity and the need to transform health-care systems to authentically reflect the communities they serve.

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March 15, 2021

A year later: My reflections from the paediatric frontlines of COVID-19

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jeremy Friedman shares his experiences caring for patients on the COVID-19 unit.

March 11, 2021

SickKids program reaches milestone with 1,000 kidney transplants and counting

The Kidney Transplant Program has reached a significant milestone with its 1,000th paediatric kidney transplant performed at SickKids. Medical Director Dr. Chia Wei Teoh and Surgical Director Dr. Armando Lorenzo share their reflections on the continued medical advances of kidney transplantation over the years.

Seated woman holds baby.

February 9, 2021

A deepened respect and admiration for residents and fellows: A SickKids staff member gets a unique perspective as a patient mom

In honour of Resident and Fellow Awareness Week, Melanie Hamilton, Education Program Manager, Critical Care Medicine at SickKids, shares her experience as a parent as her child received care from SickKids residents and fellows.

January 29, 2021

Tobogganing: Balancing risky play with minimizing injuries

SickKids Emergency Department Physician, Dr. Daniel Rosenfield, offers tips on tobogganing safety and a perspective on risky play.

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.

June 19, 2020

June 19 – A reminder that racism is a social determinant of health

In recognition of World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day and Juneteenth on June 19, Dr. Isaac Odame discusses how communities must work together to develop and act on policies that directly address race-based inequalities.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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