THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Right to Give Care to Someone You Love

Recently, I spoke on the telephone with another writer who six months ago, lost her beloved mother to cancer.   Christabel Shaler writes a blog called The Ethical Hustler for the Vancouver Observer and here is how she described her mother in one of her posts there: We grew up in a basement suite beneath ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Fairness in Policymaking for Family Caregivers: Part 3

This is Part 3 of my mini-series on fairness in policymaking for our families.  It’s taken from my book, The Four Walls of My Freedom.  I am a Canadian who has lived in my own country, in the UK and in the United States.  With the US Presidential debate this evening, I encourage in a ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Ethics of Fairness for Family Caregiver Policy, Part 1

With the United States election dominating the news, I thought it was a good time to talk about fairness in policy-making for family caregivers.  In my book, The Four Walls of My Freedom, I told the story of our family journey of caring for our son, Nicholas.  I used our experience as a springboard for ...