#2: Having the Conversation

Welcome to the second episode of the Medical Narratives podcast with Dr. Michael Gordon. Dr. Gordon is joined by his colleague Dr. Michelle Hart to discuss Having the Conversation.

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Morning, my name is Dr. Michael Gordon and I'm one of the contributors to this new enterprise of podcasts in healthcare for the older population.

This is the second of what will be a series of podcasts and I'm fortunate today to have a colleague who once upon a time was a student who is going to join me in the discussion of what I often call having the conversation.

So I'd like to introduce Michelle Hart who's an attending physician in the department of community and family medicine at Baycrest Geriatric Health Sciences and I've worked with on and off for many years and I think what you'll hear from her is a very important perspective on the concept of having the conversation. Good morning Michelle.



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Dr. Michael Gordon recently retired after a fulfilling career as a geriatrician that spanned 56 years, 44 of which he spent working at the Baycrest Center in Toronto. He is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gordon is a recognized ethicist and a thought leader on all topics of care of the elderly and end-of-life decisions. Currently, Dr. Gordon provides part-time professional medical consulting mainly in the domain of cognition and memory loss.