Healthy Child Monitoring

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. 


Care for Pediatric LGBTQ Patients

This podcast discusses an approach to care for LGBTQ or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, patients in pediatrics. It was written by Jocelyn Andruko and Dr. Melanie Lewis. Jocelyn is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital.