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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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Sep. 4, 2013 11:11 am
The Clinical Scenario It was one of those unusual clinics where I saw three similar cases in which the exact same issue surfaced and I was able to demonstrate in “real time” to residents in training with me in the care of the elderly. The first of the encounters was with a couple accompanied by two family members; the couple lived at home with some personal care help and each had some degree...  Read More
Mar. 20, 2013 7:05 pm
On March 4, 2013, an article written by the Associated Press described the death from an apparent cardiac arrest of Lorraine Bayless, an 87 year old resident of Glenwood Gardens, a California independent living home in Bakersfield California — From the original report it appears that a nurse on-site refused to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation despite what appeared from the 911 recordings,...  Read More
Apr. 20, 2011 2:52 pm
The closest I came to Egypt was the Sinai Peninsula which was under Israeli control following the Six-Day War before it reverted back in 1979 to Egypt’s jurisdiction under the Sadat-Begin accord stewarded by then President Carter. From 1970-71, during my service in the Israel Air Force as a physician, I would rotate for duty at Rephidim Air Base which was the Hebrew re-name of Bir Gifgafa, which...  Read More
Jan. 12, 2011 5:13 pm
I looked at the certificate that came as registered mail in early December 1981. I already knew that I had passed the first Geriatric Medicine Royal College examination, with the oral taking place in Winnipeg, which when compared to Toronto was bitterly cold. I recall thinking as the examiner asked me questions that he was asking me more of an internal medicine examination than a geriatric...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2010 11:41 am
Whether in health care, public spending, or any arena of life, solutions sometimes come when we re-imagine a problem. Consider this one. With an aging population, how can we address the rising costs and the burden on the health care system associated with chronic illnesses? That’s one of the burning issues facing system providers and policy makers these days. But I look at that question another...  Read More
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