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Offering patients more choices about end-of-life care

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What I found surprising about the National Post article was that one would think after reading it that offering dying patients more choices in their end-of-life care was a novel idea...
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Originally published in December 2012 on the Baycrest.org

What I found surprising about the National Post article was that one would think after reading it that offering dying patients more choices in their end-of-life care was a novel idea...

Originally published in December 2012 on the Baycrest.org

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Plants are Good for the Soul Including for those Living with Dementia

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Often in a geriatric medicine practice one of the salient complaints by families is how often their loved one tells them the same thing over and over again.
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To tend to a plant, watch it grow and produce its leaves, flowers or vegetables affirms for many that there is a meaning to life, and anything that gives life meaning is a worthwhile endeavor.

Dr. Michael Gordon is currently medical program director of Palliative Care at Baycrest, co-director of their ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a prolific writer with his latest book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care and previous two books being Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed shortly on his memoir: Brooklyn Beginnings-A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. For more information log on to www.drmichaelgordon.com

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The Art of Listening Again and Again

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Often in a geriatric medicine practice one of the salient complaints by families is how often their loved one tells them the same thing over and over again.
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Often in a geriatric medicine practice one of the salient complaints by families is how often their loved one tells them the same thing over and over again.

Dr. Michael Gordon is currently medical program director of Palliative Care at Baycrest, co-director of their ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a prolific writer with his latest book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care and previous two books being Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed shortly on his memoir: Brooklyn Beginnings-A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. For more information log on to www.drmichaelgordon.com

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Special Mentors in My Life: the Path to Geriatrics and Dementia Care

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I am reading the biography of a well-known author. Like other biographies...
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I am reading the biography of a well-known author. Like other biographies, one of the wonderful aspects of such writing is appreciating those people who have had a profound influence on the life of the person whose biography is being read...

Dr. Michael Gordon is currently medical program director of Palliative Care at Baycrest, co-director of their ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a prolific writer with his latest book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care and previous two books being Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed shortly on his memoir: Brooklyn Beginnings-A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. For more information log on to www.drmichaelgordon.com

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Being Rich, Famous or Smart: No Immunity from Dementia

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I recently saw the movie, The Iron Lady that looks at the developmental and political life of...
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I recently saw the movie, The Iron Lady that looks at the developmental and political life of...

Dr. Michael Gordon is currently medical program director of Palliative Care at Baycrest, co-director of their ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a prolific writer with his latest book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care and previous two books being Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed shortly on his memoir: Brooklyn Beginnings-A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. For more information log on to www.drmichaelgordon.com

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Dementia and the Holocaust: What to do with those memories?

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Dementia poses many difficult challenges and choices to those living with the condition...
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Dementia poses many difficult challenges and choices to those living with the condition...

Dr. Michael Gordon is currently medical program director of Palliative Care at Baycrest, co-director of their ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a prolific writer with his latest book Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care and previous two books being Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare followed shortly on his memoir: Brooklyn Beginnings-A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. For more information log on to www.drmichaelgordon.com

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