Michael C. Klein Dr. Michael C. Klein received theOrder of Canada in 2017. His citation reads: "Refusing to serve as an officer in the US Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War, he fled to Canada in 1967 with his wife Bonnie. He became a family practitioner, pediatrician, advocate, professor, and researcher at McGill and the University of British Columbia. Michael Klein has played a vital role in placing maternity care at the heart of family medicine. Motivated by concerns over the harmful effects of certain then widespread medical interventions, he pushed for the adoption of family-friendly birth practices, the re-introduction of midwifery, the promotion of doulas in birth and the elimination of routine intrusive interventions such as episiotomy. An influential mentor to many, his approaches are now widely adopted in maternity care."
Dr. Klein is a Family Physician, Pediatrician, Neonatologist, Maternity Care Researcher, Maternity, Primary Care and Organizational Consultant. In addition to the esteem of receiving the Order of Canada, Dr. Klein is recipient of numerous recognition, awards, and grants for his outstanding achievements.
Dissident Doctor is the story of his life.
How to network with Dr. Klein:
@Mail: British Columbia's Children's and Women's Hospital
Apt 210 1450 Pennyfarthing Drive
Vancouver BC V6J4X8
People, places and things mentioned on the podcasts:
Healthcare in Canada
Marshall H. Klaus
John H. Kennell
Murray W. Enkin
Chalmers, Iain; Murray Enkin; Marc J.N.C. Keirse (1989). Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Canadian Association of Midwives
Listing of Dr. Klein's Research and other scholarly works on his website
The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is an inspiring and nurturing professional organization dedicated to furthering the development and professional skill set of those called to hold space for mindful birthing, living, and dying.
Founded in 2015 by Amy Wright Glenn, the Institute was created to bring those drawn to the caring professions of birth and death work together with professionals dedicated to teaching mindfulness based living skills.
Amy Wright Glenn Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught for eleven years in The Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence.
Amy is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, birth doula, hospital chaplain, Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Teacher Trainer and a regular contributor to PhillyVoice wherein she writes on mindfulness, spirituality, parenting, ethics, birthing, and dying.
Amy is the founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death and the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.
How to network with Amy:
People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Henry Fersko-Wise - Co-Founder and ED of INELDA
International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)
Debra Pascali Bonaro
NY Times article - "The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life"
Susan Silk - "Ring Theory"
Elizabeth Heineman, author of "Ghost Belly"