and well-being of children and youth
Established in 2004, the Noni MacDonald Award is given annually in honour of the founding editor of Paediatrics & Child Health, the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society. It recognizes an author(s) whose article, published in the journal during the nomination year, has positively affected paediatrics, such as by raising awareness of an issue, presenting new scientific research, or instigating or potentially instigating change.
The recipient is awarded a Canadian work of art during the CPS Annual General Meeting in June.
The Noni MacDonald Award recognizes an article in Paediatrics & Child Health that has positively affected paediatric medicine.
This year’s award goes to Treating and Reducing Anxiety and Pain in the Paediatric Emergency Department: The TRAPPED survey. The authors examined the availability of pain and anxiety management strategies currently used in Canadian paediatric emergency departments, and found a wide variation. They identified several pain-reduction procedures to address gaps.
Lead author, Dr. Evelyne D. Trottier (Montréal, Que.) is a paediatric emergency physician at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal and a clinical assistant professor at Université de Montréal. Dr. Trottier’s primary interests are pain management in the emergency department and knowledge translation. She has published several studies, developed clinical guidelines for the paediatric emergency department and founded EAU: Équipe d’Analgésie à l’Urgence, a multidisciplinary pain management team in the emergency department at CHU Sainte-Justine. She participates in other pain management committees, including the DrépaNoPain group for patients with sickle cell disease.
Her co-authors are Drs. Samina Ali, Sylvie Le May and Jocelyn Gravel. The project was realized in collaboration with Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC).
About Dr. Noni MacDonald
Dr. Noni MacDonald has had a distinguished career in paediatric medicine and is a tireless advocate for the health and well-being of children and youth. She has held several university and hospital appointments, published extensively, garnered generous research support over many years, and contributes her expertise to numerous federal and provincial regulatory bodies. Dr. MacDonald is the founding editor of Paediatrics & Child Health and remains its editor-in-chief. She is firmly committed to the journal’s mission to advocate for the health of all children and youth in Canada and to bring the best research and information to their health care providers.
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Last updated: Jun 8 2016