Category Archives: Aging With Dignity

A Deepening Life by Joan Grundy (220)

This is a memoir-type book about how disheartening it is to watch a parent with Alzheimer’s grow more and more distanced from us. It can be so painful; yet, many graces and lessons can be learned, as Joan Grundy has … Continue reading

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Good Medicine by Philip Hebert (117)

This is a wonderful nonfiction book about the art of ethical care in Canada.  Given our culture of death and euthanasia, it can be difficult to maintain our values as Canadians. This book discusses all the ethics that are involved … Continue reading

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Memoir of a Good Death (77)

This is another book about palliative care. This time it is a novel. It is a GREAT story of a good death. It would seem that life and death are intertwined. In this book, readers will be invited to the … Continue reading

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Heart Healthy Foods for Life by Leslie Beck (65)

Coronary heart disease kills more Canadians than any other disease. What’s more, the majority of Canadians–eight out of ten–have at least one risk factor for developing it, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, smoking, physical … Continue reading

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In the Slender Margin (10)

This is a wonderful book about a difficult topic that is fitting for our time in medicine. On May 31st, 2016, in Ontario, Bill C-14, the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill has been passed.  So, we need to be vigilant about matters of … Continue reading

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Conservations on Dying by Phil Dwyer (141)

This is a very timely and important book on having a good death. I know it seems like an oxymoron. But, it really isn’t. This is an especially important book given our current views on death–that it is a bad … Continue reading

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