Category Archives: Aging With Dignity

Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich (170)

This book is a must-read if you are concerned about the new emphasis on physician-assisted suicide and the epidemic of fitness regimens despite the fact that we are the most obese and unhealthy in decades. This is a razor-sharp polemic, … Continue reading

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Small Mechanics by Lorna Crozier (152)

For this month’s mini-challenge with the Canadian Book Review Challenge, I picked up 4 books of poetry. It is so nice to delve into a bit of poetry, given that this is the national poetry month.  Thank you Melanie for … Continue reading

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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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