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Beware the Grieving Warrior

By Larry Hicock
With John Lewis

In early 2003, Ontario’s deputy chief coroner ordered an inquest into the tragic deaths of two children due to post-operative complications in a Hamilton hospital. The cases may never have been reported were it not for John Lewis, a registered nurse, and father of 11-year-old ... Read more

Bottom Line, The

By Diana Gibson & Colleen Fuller

The Alberta government has been looking to the private sector—and in particular to private health insurance—to solve health care problems. In this highly readable and well-researched book, Diana Gibson and Colleen Fuller get to the real story behind private health insurance ... Read more

Code Blue

By Dr David Gratzer

In Code Blue: Reviving Canada’s Health Care System, David Gratzer takes a close look at Canada's health care system—from the overcrowded emergency rooms of Montreal hospitals, to the thriving practices of Canadian doctors who have decided to head south. He explores our misconceptions ... Read more

Crooked Smile

By Lainie Cohen

A mother struggles to keep her family together after her eldest son suffers a brain injury in a car crash. Within months, her youngest son becomes involved with drugs and his sister suffers a physical collapse that puts her in a wheelchair. A moving and inspiring memoir written ... Read more

Dance Me to the End

By Alison Acheson

A profoundly honest and intensely personal story of a woman who cares for her husband after the devastating terminal diagnosis of ALS.

Marty, age 57, was given a preliminary diagnosis of ALS by his family doctor. Seven weeks later, the diagnosis was confirmed by a neurologist. ... Read more

Good Enough Life

By Susan Gabori

Philosophers, psychologists, and mystics perceive crisis as an opportunity for growth, with the most dramatic crisis being the experience of death. In A Good Enough Life, documentary film writer and director Susan Gabori has turned to this ultimate human experience, revealing ... Read more

Gut Reaction, A

By Sky Curtis

Gut Reaction is an entertaining as well as informative true story about the author's battle to save her son's life - or at least his large intestine - from a very severe case of Crohn's disease. With persistence, humour, much searching of the Internet and the help of two unusual ... Read more

Heal

By Arlene Weintraub

Man’s best friend could help cure man’s greatest scourge

Drawn from extensive research, on-the-ground reporting, and personal experience, this book explores the fascinating role dogs are playing in the search for cures for cancer. Learn how veterinarians and oncologists are ... Read more

Hidden Lives

Edited by Lenore Rowntree & Andrew Boden
Foreword by Gabor Mate

A revised and updated edition of a collection of personal essays that illuminate what life is like for those who live with mental illness, and how it impacts their family members.

More than 4 million Canadians and 57 million Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness, ... Read more

My Leaky Body

By Julie Devaney

Her weakest moment spawned a crusade for change. Julie Devaney takes on a journey through the health care system as she is diagnosed and treated for ulcerative colitis. In and out of emergency rooms in Vancouver and Toronto, she's poked, prodded, and abandoned to a closet at ... Read more