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November 27, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on November 27, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Less screen time, more play
A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that a large majority of preschoolers are getting far too much screen time and that it’s negatively impacting their brain development. Dr. Michelle Stone is available to discuss the importance of play and what activities parents can do with or encourage their children to do that will limit screen time.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Michelle Stone, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Performance
Research Specialties: Physical activity measurement, physiological health outcomes, accelerometry, population health, and health promotion
Contact: michelle.stone@dal.ca or 902-478-9246
Please note: Dr. Stone is available by phone today and has limited availability tomorrow.

Patient empathy
A recent video of a nurse mocking patients has people questioning best practices for healthcare practitioners when treating and caring for patients. Dr. Brenda Sabo is available to offer a rich perspective on how empathy and communication among patients/families and healthcare professionals can improve a patient’s quality of life.

Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Brenda Sabo, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Division of Palliative Medicine
Research Specialties: Cancer, psychosocial oncology, secondary trauma in health care professionals and family caregivers, and palliative care and arts-based knowledge to action tools
Contact: brenda.sabo@dal.ca and 902-435-6723/902-478-6435


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