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Family Caregivers Unite!

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May 25th 2010:When a loved one chooses home to die: how the family caregiver and the family doctor work together

Dr Sandy Buchman is an experienced family physician specializing in home-based, end-of-life care. Don Fenn is Publisher of the Family Caregiver Newsmagazine, which he founded after 11 years as family caregiver for his parents with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Dr Buchman describes his medical practice. Mr Fenn highlights his experience as family caregiver. They talk about the discussion within a family that occurs when it is confronted with the option of the family member’s dying at home. They point to important matters that should be considered by the family. They explore the organization o

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Sandy Buchman

Dr Sandy Buchman holds the MD from Canada’s McMaster University. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at the University of Toronto. He practiced comprehensive Family Medicine in Mississauga for 21 years with special interest in Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS and Global Health. His experience includes volunteering in South America and Africa. He’s currently a full-time Palliative Care Physician with the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care doing home-based end-of-life care. He’s the Regional Primary Care Lead in Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network for Cancer Care Ontario. He’s one of two Family Medicine Representatives on the Clinical Services Leadership Team of the
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Donald C. Fenn

Donald C. Fenn is Editor/Publisher/Founder of the Family Caregiver Newsmagazine. He’s spent a lifetime in media-related sales and marketing resulting in his wide and diverse experience. His clearly defined sense of purpose led him to start or co-launch in Canada many interesting media ventures including People Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and Home and Garden television. He has his own media representative firm, Fenn Company Inc, which celebrates its 30th year in 2010. After launching health care dot-com businesses in 2003, he turned his efforts to the challenge of Family Caregiving. Having spent over 11 years as family caregiver for his parents with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, he was
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