Toronto SickKids Hospital

SickKids is a large children’s hospital in the centre of Toronto, all centred around a rather impressive atrium with fountains and bright yellow lifts that you can watch going up and down, transfixing several children!  Continue reading “Toronto SickKids Hospital”


Boston Children’s Hospital – Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice

The primary reason for my stay in Boston was to learn more about the Institute of Professionalism and Ethical Practice (IPEP). This is a fantastic institute that aims to promote relational learning learning for health care professionals that integrates patient and family perspectives, professionalism and the everyday ethics of clinical practice. Continue reading “Boston Children’s Hospital – Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice”

Boston Children’s Hospital – Nursing and Research

Whilst at Boston, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to shadow one of the nurses on the Medical Surgical ICU. Unfortunately due to insurance purposes etc, I wasn’t actually allowed to do anything as both me and the lovely nurse I was shadowing would have liked but it was a great chance to see how an American ICU differs from an English one and to see how family centred care is incorporated into practice.  Continue reading “Boston Children’s Hospital – Nursing and Research”