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Jennifer Boyd

TitleClinical Nurse Specialist
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentNeurology
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    Western University, London, ONBScN06/1985Nursing
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ONMHSc05/1996Health Science
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    2017Claire Chee Award for Excellence, Association of Child Neurology Nurses
    2014Abstract Award, Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    2008Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Award for Excellence in Nursing – Team Category , SickKids
    2004Case Study Writing Award, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

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    Jennifer Boyd has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology at SickKids since 1996. She has subspecialty interest and expertise in the care of patients with neuromuscular disorders, infantile spasms, new onset seizures and paediatric onset multiple sclerosis (MS). She is recognized internationally as an expert in the nursing care of children and adolescents with MS. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western University and Master of Health Sciences from McMaster University. She also has her Certification in Neuroscience Nursing in Canada – CNN(C), and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse – MSCN. In addition to her clinical role, she is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and a Project Investigator with the SickKids Research Institute. Active in numerous professional organizations, Jennifer is a Past President of the Association of Child Neurology Nurses (2009-2011) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (2006-2012). She is currently a Trustee on the Multiple Sclerosis Nurses International Certification Board (2016-2020). She also participates in various aspects of clinical research.


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    1. Boyd J, Cartwright C, Ledet DS, Wallace D. In: MK Bader, LR Littlejohns & DM Olson (Eds.), AANN Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing. Pediatric and Developmental Disorders. 2016; 645-692.
    2. Jones K, Go C, Boyd J, Ochi A, McCoy B, Puka K, Snead C. Vigabatrin as first line treatment for infantile spasms not related to tuberous sclerosis. Pediatric Neurology. 2015; 53(2):141-145.
    3. Boyd J, Tymianski D. In: D. Tymianski, A. Sarro & T. Green (Eds.), Navigating Neuroscience Nursing: A Canadian Perspective. Neurological assessment for the nurse: It all comes down to this. 2012; 49-71.
    4. Boyd, JR and Milazzo, MC. In: J. Halper & N.J. Holland (Eds.), Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis. Working with the Pediatric Patient Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. 2011; 193-213.
    5. MacAllister WS, Boyd JR, Holland NJ, Milazzo MC, Krupps LB. The psychosocial consequences of pediatric multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2007; 68(16, sup 2):S66-S69.
    6. Boyd JR, MacMillan LJ. Experiences of children and adolescents living with multiple sclerosis. J Neurosci Nurs. 2005 Dec; 37(6):334-42. PMID: 16396088.
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    7. Boyd JR, Hebbard M. Withholding aggressive seizure treatment from a child with severe intractable epilepsy: a case study. J Neurosci Nurs. 2004 Apr; 36(2):67-71. PMID: 15115360.
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    8. Boyd, JR. A process for delivering bad news: Supporting families when a child is diagnosed. J Neurosci Nurs. 2001; 33(1):14-20.
    9. Boyd JR, Hunsberger M. Children coping with repeated hospitalizations: Their perceptions and suggested interventions. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 1998; 13(6):330-342.
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