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Dr. Jean Marmoreo - The Last Doctor

Dr. Jean Marmoreo on Chatter That Matters

Jean Marmoreo shares excerpts from her book The Last Doctor. Lessons in Living from the Front Lines of Medical Assistance in Dying 

An essential exploration of the human stories behind Canada's evolving acceptance of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) from one of its first and most thoughtful practitioners.

Unearth the powerful stories of compassion behind end-of-life care from a remarkable human who sets Boston Marathon Records, kayaks around Manhattan, and lives to the mantra of time well spent.

Dr. Jean Marmoreo spent her career keepin people alive. But when the Supreme Court of Canada gave the green light to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in 2016, in her seventies, she became one of a small group of doctors who chose to train themselves in this new field. Over a year, Marmoreo learns about end-of-life practices in bustling Toronto hospitals, hospices, and smaller communities' facilities. She found that the needed services were often minimal—or non-existent.

Dr. Marmoreo shares powerful patient stories and her journey into caregiving and end-of-life decision-making. 

Leanne Kaufman, the president and CEO of RBC Royal Trust, returns to the show, and we have an important discussion on end-of-life financial matters.



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