Nov 19, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Changing Face of Home Care Audio
White Coat Black Art Changing Face of Home Care Nov 19, 2010 | 27:30There was a time when home care meant exactly that, being looked after by qualified health professionals in the comfort and privacy of your own home. But that's happening less and less these days. This week we hear why home care has changed over the years, and ideas on how to bring it back to good health.
Dec 23, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art How the Healthcare System Treats Obesity Audio
White Coat Black Art How the Healthcare System Treats Obesity Dec 23, 2010 | 27:30It's taboo these days to discriminate based on the colour of someone's skin, or where they're from, but there's some people we still make fun of with impunity: fat people. And the insensitivity doesn't stop at the hospital door. This week, how the health system treats obesity. From the surgeons who operate, to the doctors who are fat themselves.
Sep 15, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Balancing Patient Privacy with Doctor Disclosure Audio
White Coat Black Art Balancing Patient Privacy with Doctor Disclosure Sep 15, 2010 | 27:30This is a tales from the front line of medicine show, where Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the need for health professionals to share what they do, balanced off against the need for patient privacy. This tension is clear in the tales told by Ray Wiss an ER doc in Sudbury who's written two books about his practice on the front lines in Afghanistan.
Oct 8, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Difficulties Tackling Chronic Pain Audio
White Coat Black Art Difficulties Tackling Chronic Pain Oct 8, 2010 | 27:30This week on White Coat, Black Art - the cruel and invisible puppet-master known as chronic pain. It costs Canadians an estimated 10 billion dollars a year in health care and lost productivity, and yet doctors are still very much playing a guessing game when it comes to how to alleviate it.
Oct 22, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Sex, Lies, and Medical Mistakes Audio
White Coat Black Art Sex, Lies, and Medical Mistakes Oct 22, 2010 | 27:30It's called Female Sexual Dysfunction.
And according to investigative journalist Ray Moynihan, the so-called disease is largely a creation of drug companies. This week on White Coat, Black Art, Moynihan explains to host Dr. Brian Goldman, what happens when marketing meets medicine. And more highlights from our town hall "To Err is Medicine."
Sep 17, 2010 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Green Medicine Audio
White Coat Black Art Green Medicine Sep 17, 2010 | 27:29There are three hospitals in the University Health Network in Toronto. Together they produce 21,000 pounds of solid waste EVERY DAY. Not to mention chemical, gas and air pollution - all parts of day-to-day medicine.
This week on White Coat, Black Art, Dr. Brian Goldman tours from operating room to dumpster....finding out just how good a hospital is at the three R's. And also - cutting back a different type of hospital pollution - noise pollution.
Sep 24, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Doctor Activism Audio
White Coat Black Art Doctor Activism Sep 24, 2010 | 27:30There's a concept from the old world -- noblesse oblige. It means that with great privilege, comes great responsibility. You don't hear it much anymore, but in some quarters the spirit is still alive. This week on White Coat, Black Art - physicians who use their status for political leverage.