THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: “Just Let Go” Doesn’t Work When a Loved One is Medically Complex

Jessica McLean is a writer who cares for her Mom. I asked Jess to write about the challenges of letting go and trusting others with her Mom’s care. “Just letting go” doesn’t work when a loved one is medically complex, as Jess learned. A few years ago, my mother ended up in the ICU with ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: LISTEN: Our Family Experience With Disability Told to a Med Journal

This is a podcast and article I did for The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The piece is a shorter version of an address I gave at the American Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine Conference in 2016. What do doctors need to know about the lived experience of parenting a child with severe disabilities? ...