can a book spark change?
White Coat Black Art on CBC Radio One
No, it takes more than a book. It takes a society that understands and demands change. Our national radio, CBC, gives voice to this. The piece is called "A crisis in Caregiving".
I have been able to reach an international audience of distance caregivers in Mexico.
Presentations to gatherings of expatriates living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
The Toronto Globe and Mail has a series of lead articles in the week leading up to Easter, 2019. The Dwindling is featured in one of the articles, from the angle of the cost of caregiving born by the caregiver who is also employed in a job. Check out the article below.
Policy Options, there are always choices in society about where to focus resources. This is a contribution to the Policy Dialogue in a prestigious journal called the Institute for Research on Public Policy.
"...Daring and Compassionate" says
Gail Sheehy, author of the ground shifting book, Passages.
"...Captivating and honest" adds. John Sloan MD, a well known Canadian geriatrician on the faculty of UBC.
"...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 Joanne Lynne MD, head of 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."
Speaking at Conferences
The San Miguel Writers Conference 2017 brought hundreds of writers from all over North America together. In this vignette I explain why I wrote this book.
Toronto podcaster and social innovator David Peck heard about JANET's advocacy work and invited her to his show. It's called Face 2 Face
If you have half an hour
Alberta Health Services has on line learning for its care providers and professionals. JANET was asked to talk about her experience in their system. Patient voice is critical.
If you have an hour (and are ready to load Adobe). It's worth the trouble.
CBC is the voice of Canada. An interview on the British Columbia culture program, North by Northwest, was later broadcast nationwide. Thats how one voice becomes magnified.
RADIO REACHES A BROAD BAND OF LISTENERS ENGAGING IN AGING on Heart Radio out of Kelowna BC. August 2017. Quite a debate as listeners call in.