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March 8, 2023
Mobilizing mental health access and support in the Emergency Department through social work
It’s Social Work Week in Ontario, and across Canada, March is National Social Work Month; David Lubert gives his perspective on practicing social work in the Emergency Department.
June 21, 2022
Progress on advancing cultural safety for Indigenous patients and families
As part of SickKids' reconciliation journey, Tee Garnett, Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Karima Karmali, Director of the Centre for Innovation & Excellence in Child and Family-Centred Care share progress made in advancing cultural safety to support Indigenous patients, families and staff.
March 31, 2022
Fostering excellence in education and clinical training in the field of social work
In recognition of Social Work Month, a current Master of Social Work (MSW) student in the advanced standing program at the University of Toronto and a SickKids social worker share their perspectives on why mentoring matters within the field of social work.
March 25, 2022
Finding control over my epilepsy diagnosis
Nursing student Becca Brennan was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 12. In this Perspective for Purple Day, she reflects on her journey into competitive running and to nursing on the SickKids Neurology unit.
February 1, 2022
‘A place where everyone is acknowledged, valued and respected’: Tee Garnett reflects on the next steps of SickKids’ EDI journey
During Black History & Liberation Month, Tee Garnett reflects on their first 10 months as Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and shares their perspective on why language matters as SickKids forges ahead in its EDI journey.
November 10, 2021
Canada must be ready to transition into new era of genomic medicine
SickKids clinicians and scientists call for a national, coordinated strategy on genomic medicine to support adoption of genome sequencing as a standard-of-care diagnostic test.
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.
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.
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.