Another voice for frail elderly care reform

A colleague directed me to this lovely article by Dr. Dennis McCullough, a family physician and geriatrician working at Dartmouth University in the US. You can follow links in the article to his website, where you will discover he has written a book on “Slow Medicine” of the elderly (an analogy, I trust, to “slow food”). His views line up exactly with the approach I’m trying to promote on this site. We’re all in this together…

About John Sloan

John Sloan is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has spent most of his 40 years' practice caring for the frail elderly in Vancouver. He is the author of "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly", published in 2009 by Greystone Books. His innovative primary care practice for the frail elderly has been adopted by Vancouver Coastal Health and is expanding. Dr. Sloan lectures throughout North America on care of the elderly.
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1 Response to Another voice for frail elderly care reform

  1. An appreciable post.Caring for an elderly persont can tear apart sibling relationships especially when the division of responsibilities is less.They must be treated with great care always.
    Thanks for sharing!

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