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Biography & Autobiography Medical

Ordinary Deaths

Stories from Memory

by (author) Samuel LeBaron

Publisher
The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Medical, Physician & Patient, Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772126563
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $26.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772126723
    Publish Date
    Nov 2022
    List Price
    $26.99

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Description

In Ordinary Deaths, Dr. Samuel LeBaron reminds us of our need for human connection when experiencing death and loss. Based on more than thirty years of working with children and adults dying from cancer, LeBaron’s memoir contains stories of longing, confusion, love, and humility—often woven together. Sharing recollections from his childhood in rural Alberta and experiences from his career, LeBaron reveals a life of vital, intimate connection with others. His employment at a morgue during medical school, his early years as a clinical psychologist, and later careers in primary care and hospice in California, all translate into compassion and a deep understanding of death. Writing as he faces his own terminal illness—Stage IV lung cancer—LeBaron helps readers find acceptance and solace.

About the author

Dr. Samuel LeBaron is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and was an early pioneer on managing pain and suffering. He currently lives both near San Francisco, CA, and in Victoria, BC.

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