In which we discuss the evolving practice of palliative care in Canada, and I read a short extract from Conversations On Dying. One of the things I wanted to do in the book was to contrast the death of Dr.… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago one of our guest authors, Catherine Sword, contacted me to ask if she could interview me for a local radio station (WhiStle Radio 102.7fm). I was joined for the interview by Julie Devaney, patient advocate, and… Continue Reading
These weekly guest posts are mostly about dying in our current healthcare system, and the ways in which end-of-life care sometimes rises to the challenge magnificently and sometimes fails us. But we can’t ignore the topic of grief. This week,… Continue Reading
Guest author Elaine Jackson concludes her post on the death of her father-in-law.
Guest author Elaine Jackson, on the death of her father-in-law. This brave and vivid account reminded me of so many aspects of the death of my brother, John. Please note that Elaine has changed the names of the family members… Continue Reading
Guest author Lynda Allison’s poignant memories of reconnecting with her estranged father in the twilight of his life By Lynda Allison People say that life’s a journey, along which we enjoy fleeting moments where our lives juxtapose, before we move… Continue Reading
In this post, Heidi’s father faces a difficult decision, and his wife and daughter/caregiver struggle with what to do for the best.
This week’s guest author (full disclosure) is my wife, Natalie Parry. Natalie works in North America’s largest palliative care centre. She’s passionate about palliative care, and here she explains where that passion was born and how it was nurtured.
This week guest author Charlene Jones takes us to the bedside of her dying friend. It’s a touching and intimate portrait of Debbie’s dying. by Charlene Jones Your beautiful daughter’s anguished blue eyes open wide as she says, “Thank… Continue Reading
One of the issues that dominated my thinking as I was writing the book proposal* for Conversations On Dying was how to prevent it sounding completely depressing. Would it even be possible? I was keenly aware of publishers’ aversion to… Continue Reading