Barbara M. Sourkes, Ph.D., is a psychologist in the Intensive Ambulatory and Palliative Care Services at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University. She was formerly Chief Psychologist in Pediatric Oncology in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital in Boston.
The Deepening Shade is an elegant synthesis of the psychology of life-threatening illness. The book’s evocative power derives from the interweaving of clinical conceptualization with the words of patients and family members. Rather than focusing on death, Sourkes explores <I>living</I> with a life-threatening illness.