White Coat Black Art | Sep 22, 2012 | 31:24

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Nearly three-quarters of Canadians have tried a complementary medical therapy at least once. On this week's program, Dr. Brian Goldman finds out why more and more people are seeking out alternative medicine — and why some MDs feel threatened by that.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
White Coat Black Art - Web Feature: White Coats Reveal Black Art of Writing Sick NotesJan 10, 2014 | 20:22White Coat Black Art Web Feature: White Coats Reveal Black Art of Writing Sick Notes Audio
White Coat Black Art Web Feature: White Coats Reveal Black Art of Writing Sick Notes Jan 10, 2014 | 20:22Dr. John Axler and Dr. Donna Henrikson talk to Brian about the black art of writing sick notes that satisfy patients, employers and themselves.The Ontario Medical Association has suggested employers should back off sick note requirements.
White Coat Black Art - Second-Class Healthcare for First Nations People?Oct 5, 2013 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Second-Class Healthcare for First Nations People? Audio
White Coat Black Art Second-Class Healthcare for First Nations People? Oct 5, 2013 | 27:29White Coat, Black Art looks at whether first nations patients sometimes get second-class health care.
White Coat Black Art - WCBA Organ DonationDec 14, 2013 | 27:29White Coat Black Art WCBA Organ Donation Audio
White Coat Black Art WCBA Organ Donation Dec 14, 2013 | 27:29This week, in the spirit of giving, we take a look at organ donation.
White Coat Black Art - Personal Support WorkersSep 10, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Personal Support Workers Audio
White Coat Black Art Personal Support Workers Sep 10, 2011 | 27:30At retirement homes, a growing number of Canada's seniors receive nursing care from personal support workers who say they're increasingly being asked to perform duties they aren't qualified to do, putting their reputations and your safety at risk.
White Coat Black Art - Lessons From the Hudson to the HospitalDec 27, 2013 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Lessons From the Hudson to the Hospital Audio
White Coat Black Art Lessons From the Hudson to the Hospital Dec 27, 2013 | 27:30This week, on our last program of the season, we bring you a couple of our favourite interviews from a previous program and something new to ring in the new year.
White Coat Black Art - Revisiting the Do Not Resuscitate DiscussionOct 26, 2013 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Revisiting the Do Not Resuscitate Discussion Audio
White Coat Black Art Revisiting the Do Not Resuscitate Discussion Oct 26, 2013 | 27:29We revisit a program about how health care workers and families grapple with Do Not Resuscitate Orders or DNRs. The show recently won the 2012 media award from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario for Exceptional Reporting on a nursing issue.
White Coat Black Art - Fighting the PTSD BattleNov 9, 2013 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Fighting the PTSD Battle Audio
White Coat Black Art Fighting the PTSD Battle Nov 9, 2013 | 27:29On this Remembrance Day edition of White Coat Black Art, we remember the medics and counselors who are battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.
Health - Canada's Food Guide at 70Jul 30, 2012 | 3:53Health Canada's Food Guide at 70 Audio
Health Canada's Food Guide at 70 Jul 30, 2012 | 3:53The Chen family follows the food guide. Melanie Nagy reports.
White Coat Black Art - Nurse Bullying, and "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility" with author Kathleen BartholomewSep 17, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Nurse Bullying, and "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility" with author Kathleen Bartholomew Audio
White Coat Black Art Nurse Bullying, and "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility" with author Kathleen Bartholomew Sep 17, 2011 | 27:30There's a saying you hear in hospitals: nurses eat their young. Not doctors, paramedics, or physios, just nurses. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with two nurses who say they were bullied by their colleagues, and find out how the experience affected them and their patients. He also speaks with Kathleen Bartholomew, author of "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other."
White Coat Black Art - Slow Code and Going through the MotionsOct 19, 2013 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Slow Code and Going through the Motions Audio
White Coat Black Art Slow Code and Going through the Motions Oct 19, 2013 | 27:29Host Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the Slow Code: the Code Blue procedure that's all show and no go. He examines the gray ethics of doctors going through the motions of CPR without actually trying to save a life.
White Coat Black Art - Will to Die: Nagui's Choice update and the Assisted-suicide RulingOct 10, 2013 | 52:23White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui's Choice update and the Assisted-suicide Ruling Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui's Choice update and the Assisted-suicide Ruling Oct 10, 2013 | 52:23Last year on White Coat Black Art, we introduced you to Nagui Marcos, an extraordinary man battling Huntington's Disease who publicly declared his plan to end his life before he was totally debilitated by the disease, and is now one of the faces behind the assisted-suicide ruling
White Coat Black Art - The Physician and The PrisonerNov 29, 2013 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Physician and The Prisoner Audio
White Coat Black Art The Physician and The Prisoner Nov 29, 2013 | 27:30What happens when an MD is asked for his unbiased medical opinion but finds himself compelled to become an advocate instead? Dr. Goldman speaks to Dr. Stephen Xenekis who went from expert witness for Omar Khadr's defence to an advocate on his behalf.
White Coat Black Art - The Guru and the HackersDec 7, 2013 | 27:29White Coat Black Art The Guru and the Hackers Audio
White Coat Black Art The Guru and the Hackers Dec 7, 2013 | 27:29This week on White Coat Black Art, Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the rocky relationship between health care and information technology.
White Coat Black Art - The Drug Shortage (Update)Oct 11, 2013 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage (Update) Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage (Update) Oct 11, 2013 | 27:30An encore of our 2012 season debut, The Drug Shortage, which recently won a media award from the Canadian Medical Association. That's good news. The bad news is the shortage continues. In this encore/update we revisit the issue and talk solutions.
White Coat Black Art - Improving the Healthcare System with Dr. Marcia Anderson-DeCoteau (Extended interview)Oct 7, 2013 | 25:28White Coat Black Art Improving the Healthcare System with Dr. Marcia Anderson-DeCoteau (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Improving the Healthcare System with Dr. Marcia Anderson-DeCoteau (Extended interview) Oct 7, 2013 | 25:28Dr. Marcia Anderson-DeCouteau is past-president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada. She spoke to WCBA about having to intervene in her own father's care. But she also spoke at length to Brian about how to improve the system.

1 of 13