The Quality of a Life – A High Risk Baby Can Do More than Survive


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

A Neonatologist Describes her Philosophy

An introduction to Dr. Karen Pape, who describes her career as a medical observer of brains.  She encourages parents of high risk babies to reject a hopeless and helpless philosophy.

Quality of Survival in a Young Brain

The infant brain has years ahead of it and Dr. Pape says to parents of at-risk infants, “don’t give up on a growing and developing brain… Assume your child’s going to get over this”


Dr. Karen Pape