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Dying in the Land of Enchantment: A Doctor’s Journey with Dr. Gordon Giddings

September 16, 2012


Dr. Gordon Giddings' book, "Dying in the Land of Enchantment: A Doctor’s Journey", details his journey into the field of palliative medicine and his personal and professional development in the fields of Narrative Medicine and Dignity Therapy joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care News Channel.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gordon Giddings discuss the following:

  • Why did you choose to enter palliative medicine, as opposed to other fields?
  • How would you define “palliative care?” What does it mean to you?
  • What led you to want to participate in the Upaya program? What was most valuable about experience there?
  • How have your experiences as a palliative doctor changed your views on death and dying?
  • What is most important lesson/advice you can impart to families and patients facing end-of-life decisions?


Giddings attended the European School of Haematology where he completed a Blood
 & Marrow Transplantation Training Program and most recently completed 
a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. 

He is the Program Director of the Palliative Medicine Residency
 Program at the University of Western Ontario, Windsor Campus, as well
 as the Lead Palliative Physician for Cancer Care Ontario, Erie St.
 Clair. He is also a noted author and essayist, whose pieces have 
appeared in international journals, most recently, Supportive Care in

He loves to travel, and when not at work can be found either
 on an airplane or in an airport.

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Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.

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