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“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.
A very well supported article written by Tyee after we met recently over coffee. Click here to read it.
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
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
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
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
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
Sometimes people tell me I’m not being realistic and expecting them to keep their frail relatives at home. How can we deal with a sudden change in independence if we can’t get supporting help quickly? How do we know what’s … Continue reading
One of the big differences between medical care that works for Sunshiners and ordinary care is how “crisis” is handled. Crisis for younger people is some sort of a big disaster, the kind for which hospitals were designed. Crisis for … Continue reading