Overview

Children with medical complexity (CMC) have a chronic condition, neurological impairment and/or need technology to live, for example a breathing tube. They are small but growing in number and require much health care resources. They are supported by not just their family but many medical and community professionals. Communication between each bubble is important as well as planning for the future. Since they are a new group of people needing medical care, we need to work towards improving our health system as well making sure the CMC and their families have a voice.

Publications

Outcomes and factors influencing care decisions in life-threatening fetal and neonatal anomalies
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DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.12.20152280
07/2020

The epidemiology of intermittent and chronic ataxia in children in Manitoba, Canada
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Michael S Salman and Esther J Lee and Anindita Tjahjadi and Bernard N Chodirker
DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12081
02/2013

The impact of an oral rehydration clinical pathway in a paediatric emergency department
Paediatrics & Child Health
Quynh Doan and Mercedes Chan and Vicki Leung and Esther Lee and Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.1093/pch/15.8.503
10/2010

Research

Upper Airway Drainage Study
Study with H. Perry (Resp) and T. Deway (U of C). Retrospective study to see if positional therapy is effective for children with neurological impairment and secretion/aspiration concerns - in progress.

Grants

Principal Investigator (PI) for “Improving support for staff affected by critical incidents in hospital” with Dr. Theresa Newlove

Awarded $49,650 by the Medical Staff Association (MSA) of Children’s Women’s Hospital of BC via Medical Allied Staff Engagement Society (MASES)

Honours & Awards

UBC Sauder Physician Leadership Program (Cohort 14, 2020)