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About Lise

Lise and Murphy Photo by Wayne Cuddington, Postmedia News

Lise and Murphy
Photo by Wayne Cuddington, Postmedia News

Lise Cloutier-Steele is a communications specialist and a professional writer with 25 years of experience. She is the author of Living and Learning with a Child who Stutters, NC Press Limited, Toronto, April 1995, and the recipient of a Canada 125 Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the community and to Canada for her volunteer efforts to help children who stutter and their parents.

She is also the author of Misinformed Consent – Women’s Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy, Next Decade, Inc., New Jersey, March 2003, www.nextdecade.com. In September 2004 and 2005, she appeared on the CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. The CBC documentary film was based on Misinformed Consent and featured interviews with the medical experts who supported the book project.

In 2008, Lise was the managing editor of an art book featuring the autobiography and contemporary paintings of artist Blair Thomas Paul, www.blairpaul.comOn the Edge of Discovery was released in November 2009 by Penumbra Press, www.penumbrapress.ca.

Also in 2008, Lise contributed print and video interviews to a Canadian Press investigation, the results of which were published in a series of newspaper articles and television news reports in early July, and showed that long term care facilities across the province of Ontario failed to meet the standards of care to ensure that residents are kept clean, fed and pain-free.

This experience prompted Lise to write a book on the quality of care provided in nursing homes. In There’s No Place Like Home, Lise shares her experience as her father’s guardian and advocate since his admission to a long term care facility. The book moves from personal stories to practical and helpful information to help caregivers like her make the most of a challenging situation.

 

PUBLISHED TITLES

    • There’s No Place Like Home ― A caregiver’s quest for the basics at a long term care facility in Ottawa, Ontario

Lise Cloutier-Steele
Foreword by Barbara A. Yeats, M.D.
Commentary by Marion King, M.A.
ISBN 978-0-9865479-0-4
Published and distributed by www.ottawacaregiver.com

    • On the Edge of Discovery ― Contemporary paintings in a personal context

Blair Thomas Paul
Edited by Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 978-1-897323-14-4
Penumbra Press of Manotick, Ontario, November 2009
www.penumbrapress.ca

    • Misinformed Consent ― Women’s Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy

Lise Cloutier-Steele
Foreword by Stanley T. West, M.D.
Overview by Mary Anne Wyatt
Revised Edition, ISBN 0-9700908-6-2
Next Decade, Inc. of New Jersey, March 2003
www.nextdecade.com
26 endorsements from medical and other experts from all over the world, and an additional nine endorsements received following the publication of the book in the U.S.

    • Misinformed Consent ― 13 Women Share their Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy

Lise Cloutier-Steele
Foreword by Stanley T. West, M.D.
Overview by Mary Anne Wyatt
ISBN 0-7737-6286-8
Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited of Toronto, March 2002
20 endorsements from medical and other experts from all over the world

    • Living and Learning with a Child who Stutters

Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 1-55021-094-7
NC Press Limited of Toronto
April 1995

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