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Lights and Sirens, and Helping the Wounded in Haiti

This 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.

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White Coat Black Art - Changing Face of Home CareNov 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.
White Coat Black Art - The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback)Nov 26, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback) Audio
White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback) Nov 26, 2010 | 27:30We all get embarrassed by something, sometime. But when it involves your health, can you drum up the courage to confess it to your doctor? This week on White Coat, Black Art: the embarrassing conditions that stop you from getting help. Anti-depressants? Sexual health? Or what's up with your colon ... we're taking a look.
White Coat Black Art - Patients as Facebook FriendsOct 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?
White Coat Black Art - Caring for the Dying (Extended Residents panel)Dec 23, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Extended Residents panel) Audio
White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Extended Residents panel) Dec 23, 2010 | 27:30Five medical residents speak with Dr. Brian Goldman about learning how to care for patients who are dying. Sometimes these are patients who've been very sick, but sometimes a healthy patient's situation can change unexpectedly for the worse and the responsibility falls to a resident to deliver the news.
White Coat Black Art - How the Healthcare System Treats ObesityDec 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.
White Coat Black Art - Balancing Patient Privacy with Doctor DisclosureSep 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.
White Coat Black Art - Difficulties Tackling Chronic PainOct 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.
White Coat Black Art - Healthy DesignNov 5, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Healthy Design Audio
White Coat Black Art Healthy Design Nov 5, 2010 | 27:30This week, healthy design. Modern medical gizmos can save lives. But sometimes, they kill. Dr. Brian Goldman demonstrates why a medical gadget used everyday at Canadian hospitals may be too complicated for nurses and doctors to operate. Also on the program an architect takes Brian on a tour of a brand new psychiatric hospital that's trying to strike a balance between hominess for patients and staff security. And a hospital design guru counts the astonishing number of footsteps your average RN takes during a typical shift at work.
White Coat Black Art - Undergoing the Zamboni Procedure with Ginger McQueenSep 8, 2010 | 2:07White Coat Black Art Undergoing the Zamboni Procedure with Ginger McQueen Audio
White Coat Black Art Undergoing the Zamboni Procedure with Ginger McQueen Sep 8, 2010 | 2:07Ginger McQueen of Calgary. She had the Zamboni treatment at the Euromed Clinic in Poland in March 2010.
White Coat Black Art - Affects of Noise Pollution on PatientsSep 13, 2010 | 4:20White Coat Black Art Affects of Noise Pollution on Patients Audio
White Coat Black Art Affects of Noise Pollution on Patients Sep 13, 2010 | 4:20Dr. Robert Ulrich explains why hospitals are so noisy and how it affects patient health.
White Coat Black Art - Controversial MS treatmentSep 11, 2010 | 27:50White Coat Black Art Controversial MS treatment Audio
White Coat Black Art Controversial MS treatment Sep 11, 2010 | 27:50On the show this week, we're taking on the Zamboni treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, and the push-back against patient-driven medicine. It's a story that pits patient power against the highly entrenched views of the neurologists who treat MS. The more hype over the procedure, the less those doctors want to have anything to do with it. Are doctors right to argue against spending dollars doing research on an unproven treatment? Or, are they putting their egos in the way of progress?
White Coat Black Art - Green MedicineSep 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.
White Coat Black Art - Doctor ActivismSep 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.
White Coat Black Art - Patients as Facebook Friends with Dr. Jen DyerSep 27, 2010 | 8:40White Coat Black Art Patients as Facebook Friends with Dr. Jen Dyer Audio
White Coat Black Art Patients as Facebook Friends with Dr. Jen Dyer Sep 27, 2010 | 8:40Dr. Jen Dyer talks about why she has patients as Facebook friends.
White Coat Black Art - MD Activism with the Quebec College of PhysiciansSep 29, 2010 | 6:56White Coat Black Art MD Activism with the Quebec College of Physicians Audio
White Coat Black Art MD Activism with the Quebec College of Physicians Sep 29, 2010 | 6:56Yves Lamontagne, the President and CEO of the College of Physicians in Quebec speaking about MD activism.

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