Health Promotion

Social History Taking

This episode is Part 1 of a two part series on social history taking in the pediatric population. Objectives for this podcast are to recognize the importance of taking a detailed social history, to learn the ITHELLPS framework as a guide to social history taking and to identify strategies to intervene for families identified as having social challenges. This podcast was developed by Laura Kerr, a medical student at Dalhousie University, with the support of Dr. Sarah Gander, a General Pediatrician at the Saint John Regional Hospital.


Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

This podcast discusses the importance of physical activity and limiting sedentary time in children. Listeners will learn about the benefits of physical activity, current Canadian guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour, as well as tips for counseling children and parents on this topic. The podcast was written by Kim Connors in collaboration with Dr. Mel Lewis. Kim is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a pediatrician at the Stollery Children's Hospital at the University of Alberta. 


Pediatric Injury Prevention

This episode reviews injury prevention strategies as outlined by the Canadian Paediatric Society.  This podcast was written by Carol Wang and Dr. Ioana Bratu. Carol Wang is a senior medical student at the University of Alberta who will soon be a resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Bratu is a General Surgeon and the Pediatric Trauma Medical Directory at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.