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A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly (Greystone, 2009) is a much needed wake-up call alerting us to how we’re treating older patients. Its author, Dr. John Sloan talks to Joseph Planta about the prescriptions he has for the system and how to better care for the elderly.


A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly by Dr. John Sloan. (Greystone, 2009) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: A Bitter Pill

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

A much needed book is out now, A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly. It’s written by Dr. John Sloan, who is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. He provides a view onto elderly care, filling in the knowledge gaps we might have on how older patients are cared for. The anecdotes and case studies are fascinating to read and an instructive way to understand these issues. Dr. Sloan has spent well over 30 years caring for the frail elderly, many years conducting his practice outside an office, doing house calls, one of the few doctors who did so. A Bitter Pill is published by Greystone. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, John Sloan; Good morning, Dr. Sloan.

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