Nov 3, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Unnecessary Surgery Audio
White Coat Black Art Unnecessary Surgery Nov 3, 2012 | 27:30This week on White Coat Black Art: Are all trips to the operating room necessary? Hysterectomies are one of the most common major surgeries performed on North American women. But many hysterectomies may be medically unnecessary. When patient and journalist Holly Bridges looked for options other than a hysterectomy to treat her bleeding -- she faced a system resistant to change. She talks to Brian about her new book 'The UNHysterectomy'
Nov 2, 2012 | 38:54White Coat Black Art Holly Bridges - Extended Interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Holly Bridges - Extended Interview Nov 2, 2012 | 38:54A hysterectomy is the second most common major surgery performed on women. Studies show as many as eighty percent of them are unnecessary. Holly Bridges wants to change that. Her new book 'The UNHysterectomy' advises women on other options that she learned about the hard way. Here's her full conversation with Brian.
Oct 29, 2012 | 13:17White Coat Black Art Steven Lewis - Extended Interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Steven Lewis - Extended Interview Oct 29, 2012 | 13:17Steven Lewis to break down how provinces decide what gets covered and In an extended interview, health policy expert Steven Lewis breaks down provinces decide what drugs get covered and why there are inequities from province to province.He tells us how politics and emotions can play a role in putting a price tag on a life.
Oct 27, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Price of Life Audio
White Coat Black Art The Price of Life Oct 27, 2012 | 27:30This week, putting a price on life. Jamie McKinley is dying from a rare brain tumour. There is hope in a new drug called Avastin which seems to be helping others like him live longer. But there's a catch. The cancer drug costs 10-thousand dollars a month, and the province where he lives, New Brunswick, doesn't cover the cost. Jamie McKinley does not want to bankrupt his family to pay for it.
Oct 20, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Customer Service Audio
White Coat Black Art Customer Service Oct 20, 2012 | 27:30This week, customer service comes to the hospital. Dr. Brian Goldman visits one of the first Emergency Rooms in Canada to tell you how long you'll have to wait to see the doctor. And find out how patients in the ICU react when they are asked a common customer service question.
Oct 8, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Wandering Audio
White Coat Black Art Wandering Oct 8, 2012 | 27:30This week, an encore of a program that first aired in February 2011. We look at one of the most pressing problems for people with dementia and their families: patients who wander from home and hospital.
Oct 6, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage Oct 6, 2012 | 27:30This week an encore of our season opener on the drug shortage. There's a critical shortage of essential prescription drugs in Canada. Hear from an anesthesiologist in Halifax and others who say the system is broken and the lives of patients are in danger.
Oct 1, 2012 | 17:01White Coat Black Art Dr. Lou Francescutti: the full interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Dr. Lou Francescutti: the full interview Oct 1, 2012 | 17:01Dr.Lou Francescutti is the president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association and the president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We interviewed him in our recent show about unemployed doctors. He had a lot of provocative things to say about why some doctors can't find work, how the system is more about employment than making people well and how health care might look in the future. We thought many of you might want to hear the full interview he did with Brian.
Sep 29, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors Audio
White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors Sep 29, 2012 | 27:30For those of you who can't find a doctor...here's an unbelievable situation: more and more young doctors can't find a job. Brian talks to some newly-minted surgeons about how MD unemployment affects them and you.
Sep 14, 2012 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Nagui's Choice: Part 2 Audio
White Coat Black Art Nagui's Choice: Part 2 Sep 14, 2012 | 27:29Nagui Morcos ended his life on Earth Day, rather than live with the effects of Huntington's disease -- as his father had. Before he died he became a public face of the right-to-die movement. In the final part of our series, we explore his final days through those who wer at his side -- and the aftermath of his choice.
Sep 14, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Will to Die: Nagui Morcos Audio
White Coat Black Art The Will to Die: Nagui Morcos Sep 14, 2012 | 27:30White Coat, Black Art first introduced listeners to the Nagui Morcos story in April 2011 in the "Will to Die" episode. The show won a Canadian Medical Association Award. You can hear Brian's first interview with Nagui as well as an interview with his neurologist, Dr. Sharon Cohen.