"...Daring and Compassionate" says Gail Sheehy, author of the ground shifting book, Passages.
"...Captivating and honest" adds Dr. John Sloan, a Canadian geriatrician.
"...some books are like mirrors," says American best selling author and hospice advocate, Stephen Kiernan, "As we read their pages, we see ourselves."
American thought leader about the future of care in life's last chapter is Joanne Lynne MD, who heads the Altarum institute. "We need to tell stories, to get people familiar with the language and experiences at the end of life, and evaluate the merits of our current pathways."
Earlier this month I had a fabulous conversation with one of Canada's most interesting change makers. Torontonian David Peck. His podcast zeros in on the process of change, through the work and insight of all sorts of people, including me. Heres a link. I get into the nitty gritty of what matters after the book is published. How can a book poke change?
I'm also pleased to share a webinar from June with the change maker folks from Alberta Health Service's community of practice. My goal is to make the link between writing an apparently very readable book and pushing for poliy change at all levels around quality care at the edge of life. Enjoy!
In April I was interviewed by CBC in Calgary ahead of a collaborative reading with a well known Calgary author, Clem Martini, whose book The Unravelling, is also about the tensions and joys of family caregiving.
I believe stories shared boldly are the lubricant of social change at the tipping point. I believe this is where we are now with care offered at the end of life. What does quality look like in care offered at the end of life?
CBC is the voice of Canada. I first shared my story on a program called North by Northwest in April 2017.
The Beach is the voice of Vancouver Island, Here is my conversation from May 2017.
In August 2017 I was a guest on Engaging in Aging, a radio program reaching out to the Okanagan area.
I launched my book in Ontario in Novel Books, Kingston in September 2017
This radio interview reached listeners on Vancouver Island in June 2017.