Exploring uncertainty in illness

My first brush with uncertainty rooted in illness (that I can remember) occurred when I was ten years old and facing my first open heart surgery. It wasn’t until my sociology of health and illness courses in undergrad, around age 21, that I learned there were people, words and theories that talked about what I experience/d yet could not name.

SickKids Teddy Bear Clinic: helping improve children’s hospital experience

Acie my stuffed sheepdog with hospital bracelet on it's ear

The other day as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I came across a very touching story that not only resounds with me personally, but also demonstrates patient and family centred care in action. The story was a CityNews segment from March 13th 2012 about a Teddy Bear Clinic taking place at Sick …