Oct 1, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Patients as Facebook Friends Audio
White Coat Black Art Patients as Facebook Friends Oct 1, 2010 | 27:30About 1 in 6 people on the planet are participate in some form of social media - Twitter, myspace, Facebook or any of hundreds of similar sites. What happens when health professionals start to use social networking to connect with patients?
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.
Nov 4, 2010 | 52:34White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Residents panel) Audio
White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Residents panel) Nov 4, 2010 | 52:34Doctors can find it difficult to make the turn from saving patients to helping them die well. Nobody knows that better than residents.
Here's the full interview with a remarkable group of residents at McMaster University who spoke to Brian about those moments...and some of the jarring shorthand doctors use to talk about the end of life.
Dec 10, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Lights and Sirens, and Helping the Wounded in Haiti Audio
White Coat Black Art Lights and Sirens, and Helping the Wounded in Haiti Dec 10, 2010 | 27:30This week, a look at the call for emergency help from the perspective of those coming to the rescue and those in need. You'll hear what it's like for paramedics to race to a call, and about the difficult life and decisions one trauma surgeon made while helping the wounded in Haiti after the earthquake. All this and more on White Coat, Black Art's "Lights and Sirens" show.
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.