Demystifying Death and Dying (Part II)

An elderly pair of hands holds a "In memoriam" photo of a loved one.

In this episode — the second in a two-part conversation — Drs. Allison Sekuler and Rosanne Aleong interview Drs. Hsien Seow and Samantha Winemaker, hosts of the Waiting Room Revolution podcast, about shifting our approach to death and dying when it comes to serious illness.


In our previous episode, Sammy and Hsien shared with our audience their seven key ways to be prepared and hopeful when facing serious illness. In today’s episode, we will be doing a deeper dive into our current understanding about the palliative care journey around illness; and, more specifically, age-related illnesses like dementia.


Listen to the episode here:




More on our speakers

Dr. Hsien Seow, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University and the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation. He publishes health care research focused on improving palliative care for patients with serious illness. He and Dr. Samantha Winemaker are the co-hosts of the podcast The Waiting Room Revolution.


Dr. Samantha Winemaker, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, in the Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University. She is a palliative care consultant in the greater Hamilton community. She has won numerous awards for her leadership in palliative care and education.


Listen to the first episode in this two-part conversation, Demystifying Death and Dying (Part I), here.

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