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”
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”
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”
Boston Children’s Hospital is a approx 400 bedded centre that is consistently ranked as one of the very best hospitals in the country. Continue reading “Boston Children’s Hospital – Child and Family Support”
After my 3 days at Montefiore, the lovely Katie had set me up with two day visits to different centres to visit the Child Life Specialists there and see how the different programmes work in these two very different hospitals!
After hearing the explanation of my project, the Palliative Care Dr at CHAM was immediately very clear about the 3 biggest issues/stressors for families Continue reading “Children’s Hospital at Montefiore – Other thoughts!”
The first three days of my project were spent in the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, in the Bronx. This is a large Children’s hospital with a 26 bedded PICU with a cardiac/ECMO program. Continue reading “Children’s Hospital at Montefiore – Overview and Child Life Specialist Team”