André

Picard

Award Winning Author and Journalist, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail

New Book – March 2, 2021

It took the coronavirus pandemic to open our eyes to the deplorable state of so many of the nation”s long-term care homes: the inhumane conditions, overworked and underpaid staff, and lack of oversight. In this timely new book, esteemed health reporter André Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in eldercare, and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system.

In Neglected No More, André Picard takes a hard look at how we came to embrace mass institutionalization, and lays out what can and must be done to improve the state of care for our elders, a highly vulnerable population with complex needs and little ability to advocate for themselves.

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Inside the ‘Misinformation’ Wars. Journalists and academics are developing a new language for truth. The results are not always clearer, by @benyt https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/28/business/media-misinformation-disinformation.html?smid=tw-share via @nytimes #journalism #infodemic

Fetal Viability, Long an #Abortion Dividing Line, Faces Test in U.S. Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the justices will hear the most important abortion case in decades, one that could undermine or overturn Roe v. Wade, by @adamliptak https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/28/us/politics/supreme-court-mississippi-abortion-law.html?smid=tw-share @nytimes #ReproRights

Le #journalisme remonte la pente. Après des années de compressions, les médias embauchent de nouveau et subissent la pénurie de main-d’oeuvre. https://www.ledevoir.com/culture/medias/650535/medias-le-journalisme-remonte-la-pente via @LeDevoir #cdnpoli #journalism

Comment l’Hôpital chinois Montréal a résisté à l’envahisseur. L’Hôpital n’a connu que quatre cas de #COVID19 chez ses résidants, aucune éclosion, et un seul décès, par @isaducas https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/2021-11-29/montreal/comment-l-hopital-chinois-a-resiste-a-l-envahisseur.php via @lp_lapresse @NeglectedNo #qcpoli #LTC

A bitter pill: When the doctor becomes the patient.

@JillianHortonMD wrote this beautiful tribute to her friend Dr. Rob Sargeant in Saturday's @globeandmail. He died on Sunday of #glioblastoma.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-a-bitter-pill-when-the-doctor-becomes-the-patient/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links via @GlobeDebate https://twitter.com/moirakapral/status/1464987489442095113

Moira Kapral@moirakapral

Heartbroken to share news of the death of Dr. Rob Sargeant, master clinician, beloved teacher, and fearless leader @GIMtoronto @UofT_DoM @UnityHealthTO. Much love and support to @KarenSargeant and family. Rest in peace, dear friend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrbJjeQewxs

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