Home Time

Although it isn’t Thanksgiving here in Canada, I am heading home to spend the weekend with my family. In a way, I’m considering it my own little holiday vacation. I have had a stressful couple of weeks, between school stress, job stress, and internship-search stress…so…I decided some quality home time was needed. I am writing […]

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The Struggle; Part 3

The internship search continues… In the last 11 days since I posted about my search, a lot has happened. This week particularly was very stress full –  making phone calls, sending emails, and crossing my fingers. At this point I believe that I have called every hospital with a children’s unit in Canada and have been turned down […]

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Calling All Canadians!!

As a Canadian student studying Child Life through the US, I have hit a lot of bumps (mostly regarding my internship, but more about that at a later date). I came into contact with a fellow Canadian studying in Ohio who is coming across the same bumps as myself. With that, we decided to create […]

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Why Wednesdays are Better than Fridays

I think that it is important to have something to look forward to every week. Whether it’s a day off, an outing with friends, or a relaxing evening with no work to do. I think that having something in a week to look forward to will give you a constant feeling of excitement which will […]

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Paediatric Pain Campaign: It Doesn’t Have to Hurt

I’ve been studying Child Life for the last 7 and a half weeks, and so far one of the key things I have learned has been distraction and how important it is when working with paediatric patients experiencing medical procedures. Something so simple as getting blood drawn may seem like a routine procedure to an […]

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The Struggle; Part 2

About 20 days ago I wrote about my internship search, so today I would like to take the opportunity to provide an update on where I am at in my search. Where I left off: “called and emailed 12 of the locations in Ontario…3 of them are not affiliated with my school, 2 of them […]

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“Lecture 8 – Child Life Preparation”

This week in my Child Life course we are getting an introductory lesson on preparation and what it means to prepare a child for a medical procedure. This lecture, filled with tons of information and example procedures, shot my memory back 14 years to when I was the child being prepared for my Hickman or […]

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