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Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Dr. Gordon graduated from Brooklyn College in N.Y. and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in Medicine. Speciality ceritificates were received in Internal and Geriatric Medicine and ethics in Canada. Medical Director-palliative care at Baycrest in Toronto and Professor at Univ. of Toronto.
 

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Dr. Michael Gordon is the medical program director of palliative care for the Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.

His most recent book, Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare - A Family Guide is directed to families of older individuals who are struggling with the difficult challenge that occur in the latter parts of life and illness. The book helps frame those challenging and often poignant and heart-wrenching decisions in a way that provides support for family members struggings with the realities that must be faced when illness goes beyond the capabilities of medical care.

His previous book a memoir, Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician’s Odyssey traces the steps and experiences that resulted in the career path that propelled Dr. Gordon into the field of aging and medical ethics. It is an often exciting and good-humored account of how life's experiences through travel and exploration impacted Dr. Gordon's personal and professional choices. Both books can be ordered on line with the links found on his website http://www.drmichaelgordon.com.

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