Taking a Pediatric History

Social History Taking (Part 2)

This episode is part 2 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.


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.


Pediatric History Taking

The episode presents an approach to pediatric history taking for medical students. This podcast includes a basic framework for a pediatric history as well as tips and tricks from various Pediatricians. 


Child Sexual Abuse

This podcast deals with the child sexual abuse.This podcast outlines the physicians’ role and management in acute and historic child sexual assault cases. In addition, the physical findings associated with sexual assault are described. In general, very few physicians are comfortable managing child sexual assaults. This podcast was written by Dr. Melanie Lewis. Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. 


Developmental Assessment

This podcast helps students develop an approach to developmental assessment. This podcast was written by Peter Gill and Dr. Debbi Andrews. Peter is a medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Andrews is a developmental pediatrician at the University of Alberta Stollery Children’s Hospital and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Physical Abuse in Children

This podcast deals with the physical abuse of children. Injuries concerning for physical child abuse will be discussed including: bruising, fractures, burns, and head trauma (aka shaken baby syndrome). This podcast was written by Dr. Melanie Lewis. Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. She is also the Program Director of the Pediatric Forensics fellowship program and the Year 3 Clerkship Director for Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.