The province’s population is rapidly aging and although better end-of-life care is needed, PEI must also support patient choice in dying
Aug 13, 2015
Though patients and their families have become comfortable with care decisions, doctors are less so. The ‘Just Ask’ campaign aims to bridge that gap
Jul 09, 2015
According to Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015, the projected number of cancer diagnoses is expected to rise 40 per cent over the next 15 years
Jun 04, 2015
Brian’s choice: What happens when a man with Huntington’s disease decides he wants to roll the dice on life?
As Brian Teske stares down death, his wife says it will “be his decision” when the time comes
May 07, 2015
Documentary about Glen Campbell’s final tour depicts how family and fans supported the Alzheimer’s stricken musician
Apr 09, 2015
They Gave Us Everything, by Plum Johnson, is a memoir about caring for senior parents and dispersing the contents of a rambling 23-room house. Johnson has given me hope and a reason to procrastinate
Mar 05, 2015
The Supreme Court’s unanimous and historic judgment may have been remarkable, but not nearly as astonishing as the silence that greeted it that day in Parliament
Feb 09, 2015
Every crusade demands standard bearers who will fight for the cause
Feb 06, 2015
What palliative care offers, is a means to find solace for the spirit as well as relief for physical symptoms
Feb 05, 2015
Why have Canadians become increasingly prudish about the language of mortality?
Jan 01, 2015
There is no such thing as an uninteresting life, is Sandra Martin's motto. As a feature writer, she has recently written profiles of politicians, Bob Rae, Deb Matthews and Alison Redford, as well as the obituaries of hundreds of significant Canadians - Pierre Berton, Jackie Burroughs, Ed Mirvish, June Callwood, Arthur Erickson, and Ken Thomson to name only a handful. Her book, Working the Dead Beat: 50 lives that changed Canada, was published to glowing reviews in October, 2012. Before taking on the dead beat in 2004, she was an arts and culture writer, specializing in books for The Globe. The co-author of three books including Rupert Brooke in Canada and Card Tricks: Bankers, Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit, she edited The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about their Fathers in 2007.