Where Do All The Young Ones Go To?

I just released this new CD of my poems. They pay homage to children I cared for over forty years as a children’s oncologist and hospice doctor. The poems are accompanied by original music by Cathy DeWitt, who has been a musician-in-residence in Arts in Medicine (www.artsinmedicine.ufhealth.org) almost since I helped found it in 1990 […]

First Physical

Here’s a story from my second medical memoir about the importance for doctors to learn from nurses. The book – Healing by Intent –  will be released by HARP The People’s Press (www.harppublishing.ca) in 2021 First Physical Her arm dances a pronating ballet, radial hump and hard straight metacarpal ribs familiar as pictures in Cunningham’s […]

The second novel in my trilogy

A Boy and his Soul by John Graham-Pole A Boy and his Soul is the second in my trilogy of novels for and about children, teens, and their families, inspired by 40 years of caring for children with cancer. The story is a fantasy—but born of the real-life experiences of very ill and dying children. […]

Journeys with 1000 Heroes

I’m delighted to say that Wising Up Press, the US publishing company that published my 2018 memoir, Journeys with a Thousand Heroes: A Child Oncologist’s Story, has just made it available as an e-book on both Kindle and Apple. At CDN $6.88, it’s a snip, so enjoy!

Art in the ER

I’m back to posting extracts from my new medical memoir, Healing by Intent, which will be published soon by HARP The People’s Press (www.harppublishing.ca). I especially like this piece because it’s the purest example of how art can be good for whatever ails you. Art in the ER ‘Maybe I don’t need a doctor. I […]

Hallo, Hallo

I was talking to our friend, Cathy Lin, who works her magic to lift our HARP manuscripts (www.harppublishing.ca) off our computers and ready them for the printers. It put me in mind of the most exotic trip I ever made. I was among a group of physicians and psychologists who visited our Chinese counterparts in […]

Allies

This is my third posting from my second medical memoir, Healing by Intent, to be published soon by HARP (www.harppublishing.ca). I especially like this story for the wonderful interweaving that Anne, our trainee pediatric oncologist, showed between her medical expertise and her deep humanity towards her patient, Shelley (name changed). And two months ago, perhaps […]

Healing by Intent – Prologue

I’ve just finished my second medical memoir, which I’m calling it Healing by Intent. So I’m posting a few extracts here on my website and on my Facebook site.  The last one I posted three weeks ago – Professional Grief –  was about the tough issue all we caregivers face, that of dealing with our […]

Singing to the Darkness by Patricia Vickers

I do hope you will join us for the fourth and final virtual book launch by HARP The People’s Press (www.harppublishing.ca) of Indigenous author Patricia Vickers’ beautiful and important publication about her triumphant healing from inter-cultural and inter-generational violence. For this final episode, Dr. Gabor Mate will be Patricia’s guest.  Physician and much-published author Dr. […]

Extracts from my new medical memoir

Professional Grief Show me the data that solemnity ever cured anything, Patch Adams, MD  There’s a term for it. For the grief that caregivers experience when we lose one of our patients. We call it “professional grief”—a phrase that in its clinical dryness captures the all-too-rare acknowledgment of its very existence. We may be trained […]