The official website of Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC.
Dr. Gordon is a well respected and much sought after speaker to both general audiences and health care professional. As an engaging and charismatic speaker, he shares with listeners his thought on the following topics:
Ethical Issues in Geriatrics and Long-term Care. The focus is on the challenges faced by health care professionals and families of frail elders that encompass the clinical and ethical domains of practice, such as those related to artificial nutrition and hydration, aspects of medical care, resuscitation, and symptom management at the end-of-life.
End-of-life Dementia Care. The emphasis is on the special challenges that occur in those with the various stages of cognitive impairment, and how health care providers and family members struggle with making the decisions that will provide a balance between respect, dignity and comfort, as those with dementia reach the latter stages of their life.
An Overview of the History of Aging. This presentation, often used as an introduction to a conference on aging, uses art, literature and historical references to bring the audience to appreciate the long and illustrious history of care for the aging throughout the world.
Caring for Your Aging Parent. Directed to children of aging parents and other loved ones this presentation reflects the content of the book Parenting Your Parents. Its focus is first to recognize and address the process of frailty in one’s loved one, and then taking the necessary steps for the caregiver to assure their ability to continue with this most challenging task
These are provided primarily to medical professionals at all stages of education. The topics include:
Many publications reproduce writings of Dr. Michael Gordon. The topics include those related to quality of life, challenges of the older population, and how families, friends and the health care system may interact with this growing population. A monthly series is published in Canada’s Canadian Jewish News.
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