BiographySholom Glouberman is Philosopher in Residence at Baycrest Health Sciences. His early experience in healthcare was caring for his dying father. He has a varied career as a planner and adviser at teaching hospitals and think tanks in Canada and the UK and a director of graduate programs at McGill and Toronto. He’s been a Fellow at the King’s Fund in London a director of health policy in Ottawa and the founder of Patients Canada in Toronto. He’s advised organizations in Canada and the UK and spoken before more than 25,000 people. He has worked with patients and organizations to create patient partnerships and identify performance targets to humanize healthcare experiences.
In 2015 Sholom underwent a major surgical procedure and was once more a patient. His direct experience and work with others has helped him to see the disparity between the current medical model and patient concerns. He has written four books and many articles. His newest book is The Chemical/Mechanical Patient: Finding a More Human Model of Health.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Healthcare organisation and management
History and philosophy of medicine