Sickkids Interprofessional Practise Award in Paediatric Hospice Palliative Care 2008

The 2008 award was presented to the Outpatient Metabolics Team in the Division of Clinical and Metabolics Genetics. The team comprises Dr. Julian Raiman, Dr. Annette Feigenbaum, Dr. Andreas Schulze, Dr. Joe Clarke, Dawn Cordeiro RN, Lindsay Lockyer RN, Doreen Anderson RN, Patty Martinez SW, Helen Phillips RD, Valerie Austin RD, Kara Hitchman GC, Margaret Mackrell RN. Congratulations to each of you on your outstanding interprofessional support of families.

The team were given a paediatric palliative care textbook for their library and individual copies of Getting to Maybe and Living Dying: A Guide for Adults Supporting Grieving Children and Teenagers (Ceilidh Eaton Russell, Max and Beatrice Wolfe Centre for Children's Grief and Palliative Care). The team, in the important tradition of care for the caregiver will go together for treatment and lunch at the Elmwood Spa near Sickkids Hospital. This award was supported by the Sickkids family funds Melanie's Transition Group, The Paige Berry Memorial Fund, The Mitchell Duckman Fund and The Sasha Bella Fund for Family-Centred Care.

Here is video of the award ceremony at Sickkids Hospital Interprofessional Practise Symposium on November 18, 2008 presented by advanced practise nurse Maria Rugg who has provided palliative and bereavement services to Sickkids families for almost 20 years. (apologies to Maria for the poor visibility in the video)

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