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Author MacLeod, Susan (Susan J.), author.

Title Dying for attention : a graphic memoir of nursing home care / by Susan MacLeod.

Publication Info. Wolfville, Nova Scotia : Conundrum Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC 362.16 MACLEOD    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  741.5973 MACLEOD    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 184 pages : chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm
Summary "When Susan MacLeod accompanied her 90-year-old mother through a labyrinthine long-term care system, it was a nine-year journey navigating a government without a heart in a system without compassion. Her family, much like the system, erected walls rather than opening arms. She found herself involuntarily placed at the pivot point between her frail, elderly mother's need for love and companionship, the system's inability to deliver, and her brother's indifference. She had also spent three years as a government spokesperson enthusiastically defending the very system she now experienced as brutally cold. MacLeod's tone is defined by a gentle, self-effacing humour touched by exasperation for the absurdities and the newfound wisdom around expectations. Dying for Attention is the latest memoir in the graphic medicine field, shelved alongside My Begging Chart by Keiler Roberts and Tangles by Sarah Leavitt. MacLeod includes helpful tips for communicating with nursing homes, as well as background research, to provide a larger context for this under-discussed experience."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject MacLeod, Susan (Susan J.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
MacLeod, Susan (Susan J.) -- Family -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nursing homes -- Canada -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nursing homes -- Canada -- Administration -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nursing homes -- Canada -- Admission -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Nursing homes. (OCoLC)fst01041949
Nursing homes -- Administration. (OCoLC)fst01041953
Nursing homes -- Admission. (OCoLC)fst01041959
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Genre/Form Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921583
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Medical comics. (OCoLC)fst02003701
Autobiographical comics.
Medical comics.
ISBN 9781772620610 (softcover)
1772620610 (softcover)
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