Living with a facial difference
November 21, 2017
SickKids patients shared their experiences living with facial differences through letters to the star of the new film 'Wonder'. Farah Sheikh, social worker in the Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Programs at SickKids, shares her perspective on …
‘Grieving in chunks’: helping kids cope with the death of a loved one
November 15, 2017
Norah Shaughnessy, Grief Support Coordinator at SickKids, reflects on how children and families can be better supported through their own bereavement experience.
How to improve health technology assessments for children
October 6, 2017
Dr. Avram Denburg, Staff Oncologist and Project Investigator, reflects on the need to think differently and systematically about how to make drug policy for children across Canada.
Obesity and mental illness: an epidemic within an epidemic
February 13, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Dettmer, Staff Psychologist and Mental Health Lead with the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP), offers her perspective on the need to provide a specialized, holistic approach to overall health for vulnerable teens who …
International Women’s Day 2018: Claudia Schauer’s global child health journey
March 7, 2018
Global health is undergoing tectonic shifts. Claudia Schauer reflects on her global child health journey helping aid developed countries improve malnutrition among children.
One year later: A trauma director’s reflections on the Danforth shooting
July 22, 2019
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.
Nursing and Mental Health: Cross-training and collaboration increases mental health care capacity across SickKids
May 9, 2019
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.
How my daughter’s rare disease diagnosis saved my life
February 29, 2016
SickKids parent Ian Stedman shares the story of his family's experience with a "one in a million" genetic disorder called Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS). Their doctor, Dr. Ronald Laxer, reflects on rare disease diagnosis for families like Ian's.
The younger face of eating disorders
February 5, 2016
Dr. Seena Grewal, Associate Head, Eating Disorder Program; Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Day hospital and Emergency psychiatry (AIDE); Department of Psychiatry, shares her perspective on behalf of the SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health.
October 14, 2016
October 16 is World Food Day, a day when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicating hunger in our lifetime. Katie Boone, a Core Paediatric Resident at SickKids, offers her perspective.