Laura Stymiest is a paediatrics resident at Dalhousie University. She previously trained at the Coady International Institute and has researched in the area of Social Paediatrics. She writes with...
Elizabeth Lee-Ford Jones, an expert adviser with EvidenceNetwork.ca, and Prof of Paediatrics at SickKids in Toronto.
I remember being a second year medical student working in a paediatric clinic.
I see a young girl who has been referred for inability to pay attention in the classroom. The child’s teacher is concerned she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and possibly, a learning disability.
I am just beginning to establish my approach to patient problems and complex medical illness.
As I make my way through the medical history, the child’s parents tell me they are struggling to make ends meet. Despite their best efforts combined with collections from a nearby food bank, the little girl often goes to school hungry. ...continue reading →
Michael Clark is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
I think it is time that pediatricians and other physicians who care for children weigh in on the subject of Omar Khadr. This young man, pushed by family into al-Qaeda as a 13 year old, clearly meets the United Nations definition of a child soldier. A boy so young is not developmentally ready to understand the implications of ...continue reading →