Thursday, February 19, 2009

Teaching the Value of "Slow Medicine": My Mother, Your Mother

Geriatrician Dennis McCullough has spent his life helping families cope with their parents' final passage, an experience he faced with his own mother. In the comforting and much-needed book My Mother, Your Mother, he recommends a new approach that medical students can use when they launch their careers.

Shaped by common sense and kindness, grounded in traditional medicine yet receptive to alternative therapies, "Slow Medicine" is a measured treatment of "less is more" that improves the quality of patients' late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally. Gentle, personal care often yields better results, not only for the dying but for the families who love them.

If you're considering using My Mother, Your Mother in one of your classes, please request an examination copy.

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