Pediatric Environmental Health Histories: A Scoping Review and Descriptive Analysis

Dr. Sarah Kimber, PGY2

Supervisors: Drs. Elif Bilgic (Associate Professor, Pediatrics, McMaster) & Anna Gunz (Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University)

There is currently little to no consensus with regards to the best way in which to take a paediatric environmental health history. Given the ever increasing importance of environmental health, particularly as the effects of climate change become more apparent, this is an essential, emerging area of research to protect child health. This presentation will examine the work done to date on a new scoping review, the purpose of which is to examine the existing paediatric environmental health history taking tools.  Ideally this work will lead to a descriptive analysis of the available literature and allow for future validation and increased usage of these tools in the clinical environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of the emerging aspects of paediatric environmental health.
  2. Understand the current state of environmental health history taking tools.
  3. Consider possible search strategies and eligibility criteria to assist with review.

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