An academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, John Sloan has practiced geriatrics for thirty years. In his book A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly (Greystone, 2009), Sloan reveals a health care system fraught with problems and calls upon caregivers, doctors, nurses and relatives to take greater responsibility for the elderly. He lives in Vancouver and Roberts Creek, B.C.

[BCBW 2009]