PODCAST EPISODE

Dr. Balfour Mount: Ten Thousand Crossroads

The Surgical Palliative Care Podcast

Jul 19 2021 • 38 mins


#026 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she once again has the privilege of interviewing Dr. Balfour Mount, the founder of Palliative Medicine.  Bal recently released his 500-page memoir entitled Ten Thousand Crossroads:  The Path as I Remember It and he generously returns to the show to  talk about his book.  He discusses his friendships with both Dame Cicely Saunders and Elizabeth Kubler Ross and shares lessons he learned from both women.  He also reflects upon the many lessons he learned from his patients and  how his own journey with multiple cancers influenced his practice of medicine throughout his career.

Bal is a cultural icon and it is a pure pleasure to sit back and listen to him reflect upon his life and his career.   I cannot recommend his book highly enough; besides stories about Dame Cicely Saunders and Elizabeth Kubler Ross, he also includes memories about meeting Viktor Frankl and the Dalai Lama, as well as a funny phone call with Mother Teresa.

To purchase Ten Thousand Crossroads:  The Path as I Remember It, go here.

To learn more about the recently launched Surgical Palliative Care Society, visit the website at www.spcsociety.org or twitter @spcsociety.

To learn more about the surgical palliative care community, visit twitter @surgpallcare

To learn more about host Red Hoffman, visit her website www.redhoffmanmd.com or twitter @redmdnd.