The father of Canada's palliative care movement
A medical graduate of Queen’s University, Dr. Mount began his medical career as a urologist and a surgical oncologist. In 1973, a research study of patients with life-limiting illnesses at McGill’s Royal Victoria Hospital, and his own personal experiences as a cancer patient, intensified Dr. Mount’s interest in the needs of the terminally ill and their families. Dr. Mount has travelled worldwide promoting and explaining palliative care, the pathophysiology of symptoms and their management, and the human experience of suffering endured by patients and families. Dr. Mount combined the rigours of scientific analysis with deep appreciation for individual human beings, a combination that helps to humanize the intellectual and procedural triumphs of modern medicine.