New Sickkids Palliative Care Service Advisory Board

I was excited to hear that Sickkids Palliative Care Service has created a staff and family advisory board that will expand family involvement. We wish them every success in the challenging work of deepening an authentic family centred approach within the hospital for families living with dying, death, grief and bereavement. The summer 2008 Palliative Care newsletter (PDF, 115KB) includes highlights from the service and offers a list of the advisory members.

The executive members of the board are Dr. Maru Barrera, PhD, Psychologist, Haematology/Oncology, Laura Beaune, MSW, Palliative and Bereavement Care Service Research Coordinator, and Dr. Christine Newman, MD, Palliative Care Physician, Palliative and Bereavement Care Service, SickKids. The other members of the board are Cathy Bankert, Parent, Malcolm Berry, Parent, and Development Officer, GEP, SickKids Foundation, Mitch Blum, Parent, Dr. Mark Greenberg, Parent, MD, Senior Physician Haematology/Oncology, SickKids, Medical Director, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) and POGO Chair in Childhood Cancer Control, University of Toronto , Julie Lachance, Senior policy analyst, Palliative and End of Life Care, Health Canada, Lorelei Lingard, Educational Researcher, Associate Professor, SickKids Learning Institute, Alison Quigley, Executive Director, Child Health Network, Karen Spalding, RN, PhD, Program Director, Master of Nursing, Ryerson University, VP Child and Youth Home Care Network, and Jodi Hamelin, MSW student from the University of Toronto and new research assistant for the Palliative and Bereavement Care Services at Sick Kids.

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