"I want to do the right thing. She was a wonderful mother, and
deserves only that."
This common refrain comes from children of aged, ill parents.
Families struggle with decisions, confronting the inevitable while
providing parents with love and care. Modern medicine often offers
endless treatments-but illnesses eventually progress and the focus
must ultimately shift to end-of-life care. Moments that Matter:
Cases in Ethical Eldercare reflects Dr. Gordon's extensive
experience with families struggling with poignant and difficult
"Caring effectively and lovingly for the elders in our families
can present daunting dilemmas. Moments that Matter: Cases in
Ethical Eldercare provides invaluable information and insights for
all concerned. Dr. Michael Gordon has given us a timely and
timeless gift with this book."
-Steven R. Sabat, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Georgetown
"Dr. Gordon has written a thoughtful and indispensible guide to
aid families facing difficult choices in caring for aging family
members. There is no other single resource that so deftly and
expertly draws together the necessary elements to navigate this
phase of the life course."
-Ross Upshur, M.D., Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics,
University of Toronto
"Drawing on a rich supply of vignettes from his vast clinical
experience, Dr. Michael Gordon brings good advice and trenchant
analysis to families caring for older relatives. Moments that
Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare is informative, practical, and
compassionate-everything that struggling caregivers need."
-Muriel R. Gillick, M.D., Professor of Population Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
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