Dr. Jillian Horton

Dr. Jillian Horton is a specialist in internal medicine and writer in Winnipeg. Her first book, We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing, is a national bestseller.

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Medicine as war: what M*A*S*H did for the 'battle' against COVID

We think nothing today of calling healthcare workers “front line workers,” engaged in a “battle” against disease. But the roots of the war metaphor in medicine go a long way back ⁠— entrenched by pop culture icons like the TV show M*A*S*H and Hawkeye’s army. Dr. Jillian Horton explores a less heroic but healthier way forward for doctors and health professionals.

Manitoba leaders worm their way into history with 'coulda, woulda, shoulda' pandemic response

I couldn't bring myself to write any two-year anniversary reflections on the pandemic. I hate this milestone. To me, it is an anniversary of leadership failure at virtually every level of our government.
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Dr. Jillian Horton pleads for care for vulnerable people like her late sister in life, as well as death

The widely shared obituary for Karen Sydow, a woman who lived with cerebral palsy, resonated with Dr. Jillian Horton. "I had a sister like Karen," she says. "My years of being her sibling taught me a painful truth: the world is better at caring about people like Karen in death than in life."

Winnipeg doctor calls for more transparency in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

"Don’t placate me with the names of our medical officers of health. We know who they are. But they aren’t calling the shots ... when it comes to the most important shots," Dr. Jillian Horton says.