Media Moments

Media Moments

  • Atul Gawande – Good quality care blocked by quality measures, lack of communication: McKNight’s, June 23, 2016
    “We publicly report survival rates for particular conditions and measures for preservation of health and safety, but we do not have measures that ask how effectively care supports well-being. People have reasons they wish to be alive, but in our incentives and expectations for healthcare and elder care, we don’t seem to acknowledge that at all.”
  • Dr. Barwich on Global TV – As Canada ages, the demand for palliative care is going up. Unfortunately, the access to these essential end-of-life programs can be non-existent, depending on where you may live. Shirlee Engel examines a piecemeal system that fails many in need.
    Global National, June 6, 2016
  • Being Mortal –  Frontline (Feb. 10, 2015) – PBS
  • End of Life and Palliative Care – The Current (July 30, 2015) – CBC Radio 
  • Talking about death brings end-of-life benefits – NBC’s Rock Centre, Dec. 6, 2012 – It’s one of the most important conversations a family can have, yet so many families fail to have it until it’s too late. Rock Center’s Harry Smith goes to a Wisconsin hospital that has its patients talking about the inevitable: death. In the process it has become known as the best place to die in America.