The Innovation Fund in Children’s Palliative Care Research, sponsored by TRAC-PG is very pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Innovation Grant:
“Sibling’s Perspectives: Toward a Better Understanding of their Involvement with a Dying Child”
Grant Amount: $9,860.00
Principal Investigator: Ceilidh Eaton Russell, CCLS, MSc(candidate) Max & Beatrice Wolfe Children’s Centre, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital
Research Team: Maru Barrera, Ph.D C. Psych., H/O Program, Dept. of Psychology & Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Laura Beaune, MSW, Palliative and Bereavement Care Service, The Hospital for Sick Children, Susan Cadell, MSW, PhD, Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work Wilfrid Laurier University Adam Rapoport, Division of Pediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children's Centre, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, Maria Rugg, RN, MN, CHPC(C), Palliative and Bereavement Care Service, The Hospital for Sick Children, Rose Steele, RN, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University, Kimberley Widger, RN PhD(c) CHPCN(C), Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
This year, 4 excellent applications were submitted from across the country (Toronto, Montreal and Manitoba) and the Review Committee were extremely impressed with the innovations in pediatric palliative care practice and research that each submission offered.
Special thanks to the Grant Review Committee and to our donors, The Sasha Bella Fund for Family Centred Care and SickKids Foundation for their continued support with this exciting initiative.
Please check out the (TRAC-PG website to have a look at previous year’s winners and projects.
All the best,
Your generous family donations at work as one donation of $5000 by the Sasha Bella Fund allowed for a matching grant by SickKids Foundation. The study lead and contributors are putting Canada on the international map of palliative and bereavement research and helping staff help families in large and small and powerful ways. A big thanks to the committee who read over all the applications and carefully decided where to direct the funds to make a difference: Laura Beaune (Chair, non-voting), Samantha Anthony (SickKids returning member), Christine Newman (TRAC-PG Rep), Winnie Seto (Parent Rep), Valerie McDonald (Parent Rep), Barbara Muskat (SickKids member), Beverly Guttman (SickKids member).