The Clinic is Now Closed

For the past 4 years I have had the great privilege of coming in to the clinic every morning feeling so proud and grateful to be able to practice the kind of nursing I have in my heart, to see my little patients grow up, to see fears and even phobias dissipate and to see parents leaving the clinic so much more relaxed than when they came in.

Every day I tell myself that I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, anywhere else.  And then it hits me. I remember the heavy tasks, responsibilities and great financial obligations of running a private practice that never stops. I remember that I am alone and that in many ways, I am not fulfilling the mission I had when I opened the clinic, at least not to do extent I dream of. When I remember why I wanted this clinic so much, I tell myself that something must change.

When I started this journey I had a big vision.  I wanted nothing less than to heal the health care system.  I wanted to promote the great and many roles of nurses and I wanted to put in place a system where health promotion and disease prevention is at the forefront of healthcare. This vision stemmed from my deep desire for every child to trust healthcare professionals and ultimately their little bodies.

I realize now that the many constraints of managing a physical space make it impossible to achieve this dream on the desired scale. Hence, the only way forward is to close the clinic. My vision and dreams are still very present in my heart, but I have to give myself the time and the space to find the best way to bring them to fruition.

For the past few months, I have been doing online consultations with parents of sick children.  I invite you to visit www.sharonlaplante.com to learn more about my online offer and to stay in touch.

I know that this news will come as a shock to some. Therefore, like any good mom, I prepared a list of resources to guide you and ease your stress a little. The list will be translated into English shortly.

I thank you wholeheartedly for your support, your trust and especially for believing in my proposal to do things differently.

I love you and wish you all the best.

Take good care of yourself and your little sweethearts.

Sharon xo