In addition to being featured the above mentioned Financial Post Magazine, I was recently asked to participate on a panel for the CBC’s Radio One show The Current.
The show topic: Palliative care experts say it’s time for Canadians to talk about end of life care. The program opened with an interview with U.S. oncologist Dr. Atul Gawande who has written a wonderful book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He believes doctors spend so much time helping people live longer, that they’ve neglected how to improve the quality of life at the end.
I was invited to be part of a panel which included Dr. Susan MacDonald, the president of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians and Mark Handelman, a health law lawyer, specializing in the legal aspects of end of life decisions. We discussed our views and experiences about preparing for the end of life…why Canadians are avoiding the conversation and what can be done to change this cultural taboo. The feedback I have received from friends and colleagues has been tremendous.
You can listen to the November 17 podcast by going to cbc.ca/the current.