Category Archives: Resources

Cure vs. comfort focused care: new article from New Yorker.

“Letting Go”, a New Yorker article by Dr Atul Gawande. This is a very insightful look at the difference between care that focuses on cure and care that focuses on comfort, and the importance of understanding your priorities.

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‘Advocate for a more dignified, less expensive way to help frail seniors’ reports Tyee.

A very well supported article written by Tyee after we met recently over coffee. Click here to read it.

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Confused by medication? Looking to minimize drug intake?

Have a look at this short list of resources. Let us know how they helped! Minimally Disruptive Medicine. A well-designed site featuring arguments for individualizing drug treatment. http://minimallydisruptivemedicine.org/ Healthy Skepticism. This Australian site, operated by Dr. Peter Mansfield, takes a … Continue reading

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Resources on aging issues

Browse these sites. They’re a great starting point for learning. Public Health Agency of Canada Seniors’. This site provides a large amount of conventional healthcare information for elderly people on behalf of this Canadian government agency.  http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sh-sa-eng.php?rd=senior_agee_eng Canadian National Study … Continue reading

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I’m a caregiver. Where do I go for resources?

Look no further. Below is a short list of websites that are either well known to us or have very comprehensive resources. We don’t necessarily agree with everything on these sites, but present them as a starting-point for exploring certain … Continue reading

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How should we decide who gets priority healthcare?

A 91-year-old woman needs a hip replacement. How quickly should she get the surgery? Paul Wilcocks discusses this controversial issue in his blog. Scroll to the bottom – a reader brings my book ‘A Bitter Pill’ into the conversation and … Continue reading

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Know what you want: HAVE the tough conversations early.

Is it okay not to investigate and treat somebody when they get sick at home? This is a big scary question for a lot of people. Part of the answer for a Sunshiner is to know what the person wants … Continue reading

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