One of Canada’s best known geriatric medical specialists
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Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin; Geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, author.
He is one of Canada’s best known geriatric medical specialists. His latest book, Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare follows soon on his memoir Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician’s Odyssey. Moments that Matter, is a guide for family members to help support them through the very difficult personal and ethical challenges which they often face during the later years of life of their parents and elder loved ones. Brooklyn Beginnings was an exciting departure from his previous books and most recent book which are care and decision-making guides for older patients and their families. The reflections recounted in Brooklyn Beginnings trace Dr. Gordon’s roots and the circuitous path he has taken to reach his position in Canada as a regular contributor and commentator on the joys and problems of the elderly for various TV programs, radio shows, newspapers andmagazines.
Dr. Gordon publishes for the professional press in the United States and Canada and is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media on issues related to aging. He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Toronto, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care, and Former Vice President of Medical Services and Head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, at Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences. Dr. Gordon holds Canada’s first certificate issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the field of Geriatric Medicine. He was awarded a fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2004.Learn more...
"I want to provide the best care possible. The suffering has gone on for a long time, and I want to be sure the end stage is as comfortable as possible."
This common sentiment is ex-pressed by both health care professionals responsible for caring for frail elders experiencing the later stages of dementia and family members trying to ensure the most compassionate care for their loved ones. Health care providers and family members often struggle with painful decisions when confronting the inevitable while providing love, compassion, and care. Modern medicine may offer seemingly promising treatments, but eventually, the impact of Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia can cause profound deterioration in the patient's quality of life. The focus must eventually shift to compassionate end-of-life care. This guidebook reflects Dr. Gordon's extensive experience with health care professionals and families struggling with these poignant and difficult decisions.
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