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Position statements / practice points

March 21, 2024

Community paediatricians ideally situated to hold discussions on advance care planning

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

This post was written by Dr. Michael Hill, a community paediatrician in Newmarket, Ontario. As a community paediatrician with a special interest in the care of children with medical complexity, topics like “goals of care” and “advance care… Read more

January 31, 2024

As safe as necessary: A new approach to play

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

“We know that risky play is very helpful for physical health: Kids are more active and improve their motor skills, for example. It is also beneficial for mental health, including better self-esteem and better friendships and interactions with their… Read more

November 24, 2022

We need to talk: Rethinking our relationship with screens

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

The pandemic upended family life in all manner of ways, with increased digital media use and exposure by children and their parents being one of the most dramatic. Screens were enlisted for socializing and work as never before, and while much of this… Read more

April 14, 2021

Severe vaping-related illnesses and injuries: Why reporting matters

Topic(s): Position statements / practice pointsPublic education

Initially presented by the industry as a smoking cessation tool for adults, e-cigarettes (or vapes) have become increasingly popular among adolescents, the majority of whom did not previously smoke cigarettes. In 2019, according to Health Canada… Read more

April 14, 2021

Let’s talk about vaping

Topic(s): Position statements / practice pointsPublic education

It’s 5:30 p.m. I’m an hour behind schedule in clinic. Noah (not his real name), a 16-year-old transgender boy with gender dysphoria, chronic suicidal ideation, and a severe nicotine use disorder is my last patient of the day. “Noah,… Read more

October 24, 2018

New ADHD statements aimed at helping primary care providers improve diagnosis and treatmentAdapted from a commentary by Dr. Stacey Bélanger, originally published in Paediatrics & Child Health

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

Three new position statements on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder will help primary care providers diagnose and treat this prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder. Read more

June 14, 2018

The CPS Fetus and Newborn CommitteeUpcoming works revealed

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

In my new role as chair, I promise to keep you apprised and informed about the topics on the committee’s agenda. When a document is likely to significantly affect the approach to patient care, I will do my best to alert you. If you have topics… Read more

January 11, 2018

Treating newborn drug withdrawal by getting back to nature

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

As the saying goes, sometimes less is more. In the case of caring for newborns exposed to opioids in pregnancy, getting back to nature and promoting skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding is just what this doctor ordered. Read more

June 30, 2014

Toward a healthier and more just society for children and families

Topic(s): AdvocacyMembershipPosition statements / practice points

Dr. Andrew Lynk, CPS President, greeted delegates to the CPS Annual Conference in Montreal with inspiring words about his vision for a more healthy and just society for children and youth in Canada. If you weren’t at the conference, you can… Read more

April 14, 2014

CPS advocates bike helmets for all cyclists

Topic(s): AdvocacyPosition statements / practice pointsPublic education

Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injuries and should be legislated for all ages across Canada, said the Canadian Paediatric Society in a recent position statement. Cycling is the leading cause of sport and recreational injury in children and… Read more

Last updated: Aug 9, 2017